# Math

which has the greater area: a square with a side that measures 7 meters, or a 6-by-8 meter rectangle?

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1. 4 * 7 = 28 square meters
6 * 8 = ______ square meters

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Ms. Sue
2. The answer presented by Ms. Sue is incorrect.

Forehand, let us identify the formulae used to extract the area of both a square and a rectangle.

The formula a^2 (where a is a measure of a side of the square) can be used to figure out the area.

Applying a=7 in the above formula, we have,

Area of square = 7^2=49.

Similarly, the formula l*b (where a is the length of the rectangle and b is the breadth of the rectangle) can be used to figure out the area of a rectangle.

Applying l=6 and b=8 in the formula, we have,

Area of rectangle = 6*8 = 48

The area of rectangle is one less than the area of square. Therefore, the square with a side that measures 7 meters has greater area than the rectangle with a 6-by-8 measurement.

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3. Yes, I goofed on the area of the square. Thanks for correcting my mistake.

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Ms. Sue
4. One ought to be really careful using XXXX is wrong. Better fashion, is to say, I think there is an error above, I think it should be xxxx because yyyy.
MsSue in in hundreds of posts very on track, but she, like a lot of folks, occasionally make a flub. It is not something to cause great joy and celebration. Actually, that usually is juvenile, and expected of middle school know it alls.

Thanks for catching it.

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5. Noted, though my intention wasn't to disparage Ms. Sue. My apologies if I offended you, English isn't my first language.

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