How many 1 cm squares would it take to construct a square that is 2 m on each side?
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.
Given: Area of smaller square = 1 cm2.
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 cm2
Hence, number of small squares required = Area of bigger square/ Area of smaller square
= 40000 cm2 / 1 cm2