## anonymous one year ago A square piece of fabric has an area of 595 cm2. To the nearest tenth, what is the length of 1 side of the fabric? A. 21.3 cm B. 23.2 cm C. 24.4 cm D. 25.6 cm

1. campbell_st

just take the square root of the area. That will give the side length remember is a square side length l $Area = l^2$ so if you know the area $595 = l^2$ hope it helps

2. anonymous

okay so do i divide 595 by the sq root?

3. anonymous

@campbell_st ?

4. campbell_st

no you take the square root... as an example $\sqrt{16} = 4$

5. anonymous

oh okay thats what i ment THANKS

6. anonymous

c?

7. campbell_st

I think so... 25^2 = 625... so its between 24 and 25

8. anonymous

wait if there are four sides would i have to separate 595 into four

9. campbell_st

no... in a square every side is the same length... so area is Area = length x length or A = l^2 so take the square root of the area to get the side length you answer is correct

10. anonymous

thanks for helping me understand XD