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Originally posted by kai22
340cm2 : 1m2
I said that since there are 100cm in a metre, you would start with -
3.4m2 : 1m2
edit on 4/3/2013 by kai22 because: erroredit on 4/3/2013 by kai22 because: (no reason given)
Then we were given another one which was shown as follows -
340cm2 : 1m2
I said that since there are 100cm in a metre, you would start with -
3.4m2 : 1m2
multiply both sides by 10 -
34m2 :10m2
divide both sides by 2 to simplify to -
17m2 : 5m2
Apparently I'm wrong (some agreed with me, others said I was nowhere near) but no-one could properly explain why.
Four square cm means an area equal to four squares of one centimeter by one centimeter. Four centimeter square is a square with sides four centimeter each. Thus the area of a four centimeter square is sixteen square centimeter.