# math

if the side of a square is increased by 150 percent.by what percent does the area increase?

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1. If you mean that the side is 150% as big, then

1.5^2 = 2.25
so, the area increased by a factor of 225%

But, if you really mean it increased by 150%, that is, it is now 2.5 times as big, then the area is now 6.25 times as big, so it increased by 525%

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