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Topic: Square feet
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Amethyst

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Registered: 12/6/04
Square feet
Posted: Nov 28, 2004 8:59 PM
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Hello. I was just hoping someone here could explain to me
why, when defining the area of an object, the answer
is squared or cubed.

I use A = 4*2 to find area of a 4" 2" rectangle, and my
answer is supposed to be 8^2 (64?); Is that to say there
are 64 little units of the given measurement in my rectangle?
I guess a cubed number would then be used for the volume of
3 dimensional object? After writing this, I'm almost
certain this is it; It makes so much sense, but I just don't
know. This has been bothering me forever, and a quick
explanation would be much appreciated. Thanks.


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