Area of a Square

Learn how to find the area of a square.

Area of a Square Lesson

Square Area Formula

The formula for area of a square is given as:

A = s2

Where A is the area and s is the side length.

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The Formula for the Area of a Square
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Area of a Square Example Problems

Let's go through a couple of example problems together to practice finding the area of a square.

Example Problem 1

Find the area of a square with a side length of 10.


  1. Plugging the side length into the formula, we get:
  2. A = s2
  3. A = 102 = 100
  4. The area of the square is 100.

Example Problem 2

A square's area is measured to be 81 square meters. What is its side length in meters?


  1. Let's plug the area into the formula first.
  2. A = s2
  3. 81 = s2
  4. Now let's solve for the side length s
  5. 81 = s2
    s = 9
  6. The side length is 9 meters.
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