# Thread: can i body draw this for me. what we mean by square kilometer

1. ## can i body draw this for me. what we mean by square kilometer

Consider a city of 10 square kilometers. A macrocellular system design divides the city up into square cells of 1 square kilometer

2. Originally Posted by moonnightingale
Consider a city of 10 square kilometers. A macrocellular system design divides the city up into square cells of 1 square kilometer
One square kilometer is a unit of the area. A square kilometer can be considered as a square which is one kilometer long and one kilometer wide:

$1\ km^2 = 1\ km \cdot 1\ km = 1000\ m \cdot 1000\ m = 1,000,000\ m^2$

3. ## what if some one says area is 16 KM square

if some one says area is 16 Km square then it mean, 4 km length and 4 km width
am i right in saying this

4. Originally Posted by moonnightingale
if some one says area is 16 Km square then it mean, 4 km length and 4 km width
am i right in saying this
Of course that's OK. But you can also say the area is 2 km by 8 km, or 1 km by 16 km, or 3.2 km by 5 km.

In general: The product of length and width must equal 16.