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# what is the area of a square is 6in. on all sides?

i dont under stand how you find the area

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Rick S. | Math tutor - certified to tutor at the college levelMath tutor - certified to tutor at the c...
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The formula for the area of a square is (length x width) also denoted as base x height. A square specifically has all sides equal, as stated all four sides are 6 inches.

The area is calculated as 6 inches x 6 inches = 36 square inches = 36 in2

If you are dealing with a 3 dimensional cube the above applies as the area of 1 side. The formula would be length x width x 6 because a cube has a total of 6 sides.

The area is calculated as 6 in x 6 in x 6 sides = 36 in2 x 6 = 216 in2

Vivian L. | Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay composition, math; I LOVE TO TEACHMicrosoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay comp...
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Hi Elaine;
If this is a two-dimensional square, then you multiply the length times the width.  Because it is a square, these are the same figure...
6 in x 6 in=36 inches-squared=36 in2

If this is a three-dimensional square, then you multiply the length times the width, times the height.  Because this is a square, these are the same figure...
6 in x 6 in x 6 in=216 inches cubed=216 in3

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