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September 10th, 2010, 06:05 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, 06:11 PM  #2 
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I will give you an example. Let's say we have a square with area A. The side length is ?A.

September 11th, 2010, 07:12 AM  #3 
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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, 07:16 AM  #4 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,851 Thanks: 1075 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: Confusing Question
Correct, as long as the area is a square.

September 11th, 2010, 07:20 AM  #5 
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OK thx. WOW this forums is awesome:P

September 11th, 2010, 03:22 PM  #6  
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