# 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.

## Explanation:

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 = Side^{2}

=> a^{2} = 144

By taking square root on both the sides

=> a = 12 (since, 12 × 12 = 144)