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Topic: Square feet
Replies: 5   Last Post: Dec 2, 2004 5:31 PM

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 Amethyst Posts: 5 Registered: 12/6/04
Square feet
Posted: Nov 28, 2004 8:59 PM

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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Date Subject Author
11/28/04 Amethyst
11/29/04 Bob
11/29/04 Guess who
11/29/04 Brian Harvey
11/29/04 George Cox
12/2/04 Amy Douglass