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

The space occupied by an object is the area of the object.

## Answer: To construct a square of 3m on each side, 90000 squares of 1cm^{ }on each side are needed.

Let's find the number of squares required.

**Explanation:**

As we know that 1 m = 100 cm

3 m = 300 cm

Area of square will be equal to the total area of small squares.

Area of square with 300 cm side = (side)^{2}

= (300 cm)^{2}

= 90,000 cm^{2}

We need n number of squares with a length of 1 cm to construct a square that is 3 m on each side.

The area of one small square of length 1 cm is 1 cm^{2}.

Area of one square with edge 1 cm × n = Area of the square with edge 3 m

⇒ 1 cm^{2} × n = 90,000 cm^{2}

⇒ n = 90,000