Welcome to our Area of a Square Calculator page.

We explain how to find the area of a square and provide a quick calculator to work it out for you, step-by-step.

There is also a separate calculator which will find the length of the side of a square, if you already know the area.

This calculator finds the area of a square when the side length is known.

- Choose the length of side value: you can choose a whole number, decimal or fraction.
- You can type a fraction by typing the numerator then '/' then the denominator.
- You can type a mixed number by typing the whole-number part, then a space then the fraction part.
- Examples: 2 1/2 (two and one-half); 3 4/5 (three and four-fifths); 7 1/3 (seven and one-third).

- Choose your units of measurement (default is none)
- Choose your desired accuracy (default is 2 decimal places)
- Click the Find Area button
- You will be shown the area as a decimal (and also a fraction if you typed the length as a fraction).

This calculator finds the side length of the square when the area is known.

- Choose the area value: you can choose a whole number, decimal or fraction.
- Choose your units of measurement (default is none)
- Choose your desired accuracy (default is 2 decimal places)
- Click the Find Side Length button
- You will be shown the side length as a decimal to the required accuracy.

The formula for the area of a square is: A = s^{2}, where s is the length of one of the sides.

Find the area of the square below.

The length of each side of the square is 13cm.

The area of a square, A = s^{2}, where s is the length of each side.

So this means that A = 13^{2} = 13 x 13 = 169

This means that the area of the square is 169 cm^{2}.

Find the area of the square below, giving your answer as a fraction.

The length of each side of the square is 3 ¼ inches.

The area of the square:

\[ A = (3 {1 \over 4}) ^2 = 3 {1 \over 4} \times 3 {1 \over 4} = {169 \over 16} = 10 {9 \over 16} \]

This means that the area of the square is: \[ 10 {9 \over 16} \; square \; inches \]

Find the area of the square below.

The length of each side of the square is 9.3 meters.

The area of the square, A = (9.3)^{2} = 9.3 x 9.3 = 86.49

This means that the area of the square is 86.49 m^{2}.

Use the area of the square below to find the length of each side correct to 1 decimal place.

The area of the square is 70 cm^{2}.

The area of a square, A = s^{2}, where s is the length of each side.

We can rearrange this equation in terms of the side length s to give us:

\[ s = \sqrt A \]

Substituting the value of A into this equation gives us:

\[ s = \sqrt (70) = 8.3666....\]

This means that the length of each side is 8.4 cm to 1 decimal place.

Our Perimeter of a Square calculator will show you how to find the perimeter of squares, including ones with fractional side lengths.

There are also worked examples to help you with this skill

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