# A square fishpond has an area of 68 square feet. To the nearest tenth of a foot, what is the length of one side of the fishpond?

Dec 13, 2017

$s = 8.2 f t$

#### Explanation:

If you know the area of a square you can find the length of the sides by finding the square root of the area.

$A = s \times s = {s}^{2}$

$s = \sqrt{A}$

If the area is $68 f {t}^{2}$

$s = \sqrt{68} = 8.246 . .$

Rounding off gives $s = 8.2 f t$