Problem: How many 1-cm squares would it take to construct a square that is 3 m on each side?

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Find the area of the larger square that is 3 m on each side in cm2:

A=s2A=(3 m)2

A = 9 m2

Find the area of the larger square that is 3 m on each side in cm2:

A=9 m2×(1 cm10-2 m)2A=9 m2×1 cm210-4 m2

A = 9.0x104 cm2

Find the area of the smaller square that is 1 cm on each side:

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How many 1-cm squares would it take to construct a square that is 3 m on each side?

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