# How many 1 cm squares would it take to construct a square that is 2 m on each side?

The area is the amount of space occupied by a 2-D shape and the area of any surface is always measured in the square units.

## Answer: It would take 40000 1 cm squares to construct a square that is 2 m on each side.

Let's see the solution step by step.

**Explanation:**

Given: Area of smaller square = 1 cm^{2}.

Side of bigger square = 2 m

First of all, we have to convert the dimensions of both squares into the same units.

We know that there is 100 cm in 1 m.

So, 2 m = 2 × 100 = 200 cm.

Now, area of bigger square = 200 cm × 200 cm

= 40000 cm^{2}

Hence, number of small squares required = Area of bigger square/ Area of smaller square

= 40000 cm^{2} / 1 cm^{2}

= 40000