How many 1 cm squares would it take to construct a square that is 1 m on each side?
We will be dividing the area of a bigger square with a smaller square for solving this.
Answer: It would take 10000 number of 1 cm squares to construct a square that is 1m on each side.
Let's see the solution step by step.
Given: Smaller square area = 1 cm square.
Side of bigger square = 1 m
First of all, convert the dimensions into the same units.
We know that,
1m = 100 cm.
So, area of bigger square = 100 cm × 100 cm
= 10000 cm square
Hence, number of small squares in bigger square = Area of bigger square / Area of smaller square
= 10000 cm square / 1 cm square