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The perimeter of a square measures 32 centimeters.
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What is its area?
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First, let’s sketch our square.
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The perimeter of the square measures 32 centimeters.
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The distance around the square measures that much.
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In this case, if we added all four sides together, they would equal 32 centimeters.
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When we’re dealing with a square, another way to find the perimeter is by multiplying four times one of the side lengths.
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Four times what number would be equal to 32?
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Four times eight equals 32.
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And that tells us that each side measured eight centimeters.
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However, we still haven’t answered our question.
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Our question wants to know what is the area of the square.
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And the area of the square is the size of its surface.
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When we’re working with squares, we find their area by multiplying a side times a side.
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The area of a square is equal to its side length squared.
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In our square, the side length measures eight centimeters.
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Which means, we need to square eight.
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We need to multiply eight centimeters times eight centimeters.
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Eight times eight equals 64.
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And area is measured in units squared.
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64 centimeters squared is the area.