# A square has a perimeter of 36 inches. What is the area?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 13, 2015

#### Explanation:

The perimeter of a square is

#P = 4 xx s#

#36 = 4 xx s#

#36/4 = s implies s = 9#

The area of a square is

#A = s^2#

#= 9^2#

#= 81#