The area of a square game board is 144 sq. in. What is the length of one of the sides of the board?
The surface or space enclosed by a square is known as the area of a square.
Answer: The length of one of the sides of the square game board is 12 inches.
Let's look into the relationship between the area of a square and its side.
Given: Area of the square game board = 144 sq. in
Let the side of the board be 'a' inches
We know that,
Area of a square = Side2
=> a2 = 144
By taking square root on both the sides
=> a = 12 (since, 12 × 12 = 144)