since it is a square,use the Pythagorean theorum
solving for x
so x = 22, which is a side of the square checkerboard
then divide by the area of one square then take the square root-and you get 11
ok the answer is 11 but i want to know why it is 11 its for a review package due on monday
question
The diagonal of a square checkerboard is (square root of 968)*. How many 2cm by 2cm squares make up this checkerboard?
*= the square root , i dont know how to make the symbol sorry guys.
please explain how you got ur answer please i know it has something to do wid the pythagoren theorum
because since each side of the board is 22 units, and you have a square thats 2x2, you have to take the square root, just so it fits the side. also because it is in a way proportional. I didnt have to take the square root, instead i could have divided 22 by 2, side of board divided by side of small square. I took the square root because i was dealing with two dimensions~area
you could do the same with a side (22/2=11) 1 dimension
GK