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 September 10th, 2010, 07:05 PM #1 Member   Joined: Sep 2010 Posts: 35 Thanks: 0 Confusing Question What does it mean to write the side length of a certain area as a square root? I have this as a question for homework and it makes no sense at all, well to me. :P
 September 10th, 2010, 07:11 PM #2 Senior Member   Joined: Apr 2007 Posts: 2,140 Thanks: 0 I will give you an example. Let's say we have a square with area A. The side length is ?A.
 September 11th, 2010, 08:12 AM #3 Member   Joined: Sep 2010 Posts: 35 Thanks: 0 Re: Confusing Question So if I were to write 49 as the area and write its side length as a square root it would be ?49. So if I were to write 49/100 as the area and write its side length as a square root it would be ?49/100 right?
 September 11th, 2010, 08:16 AM #4 Global Moderator     Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada - The Forest City Posts: 7,913 Thanks: 1113 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond Re: Confusing Question Correct, as long as the area is a square.
 September 11th, 2010, 08:20 AM #5 Member   Joined: Sep 2010 Posts: 35 Thanks: 0 Re: Confusing Question OK thx. WOW this forums is awesome:P
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 Originally Posted by xnarutox So if I were to write 49 as the area and write its side length as a square root it would be ?49. So if I were to write 49/100 as the area and write its side length as a square root it would be ?49/100 right?
As long as you mean ?(49/100) not ?(49)/100.

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