GCSE Maths

Measurement: Area


Areas are measured in terms of the number of squares that could fit within a region. However, the smaller the squares, the more of them there will be, and vice versa.

A square that is 1 m along each side is said to have an area of 1 m2. A very common mistake is to think that this is the same as 100 cm2. a 10 cm square metre broken up into 100 square centimetres

As you can see, a square 10 cm along each side contains 10 × 10 = 100 cm2. This is most definitely not 1 m2!

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