# 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 10,000 squares of 1cm^{2 }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.

(side)^{2} = (side)^{2}

(3m)^{2} = (300 cm)^{2}

9m^{2 }= 90,000 cm^{2}

To find the number of squares needed to construct the big square, we will divide the area of the big square to the area of small squares.

Number of squares = 90,000^{ }÷ 9

Number of small squares needed = 10,000