1. area of 1 square

Five equal squares are joined together to form a rectangle whose perimeter is 372 cm. what is the area of one square?

=961

3. Re: area of 1 square

wow how did you do that sir? can show it sir?

4. Re: area of 1 square

2 a + 2 b = 372
5 b^2 = a b

5. Re: area of 1 square

make a sketch ...

6. Re: area of 1 square

Originally Posted by skeeter
make a sketch ...

If one side is a then total length is 4a and one breadth is a

so total perimeter is 4a+4a+2a=372
10a=372
a=37.2
so area of one square is 37.2*37.2=1383.84
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7. Re: area of 1 square

Originally Posted by kraj8995
If one side is a then total length is 4a and one breadth is a

so total perimeter is 4a+4a+2a=372
10a=372
a=37.2
so area of one square is 37.2*37.2=1383.84
math help online
If one side is a, then the total length is 5a...
Notice how there are 5 squares?

8. Re: area of 1 square

Originally Posted by kraj8995
If one side is a then total length is 4a and one breadth is a

so total perimeter is 4a+4a+2a=372
10a=372
a=37.2
so area of one square is 37.2*37.2=1383.84
One side is 5a, not 4a; so 12a = 372 ; a = 31 ; a*a = 961 (as per Sir Jasper)

You'll get nobody clicking on your commercial link if you keep making these silly mistakes!!

9. Re: area of 1 square

Thanks Wilmer & Educated for correcting my mistakes. And also thanks for giving me the warning. Next time I will be very careful before posting answers to the questions.