# A square has an area of 240.25 in^2. What are the lengths of the sides?

Oct 4, 2017

$15.5$ inches

#### Explanation:

Let one side of the square be $x$.

$\therefore$ all sides of the square = $x$ (all four sides of a square are equal)

$A = x \cdot x$ (area formula of a square)
$240.25 = {x}^{2}$
$\therefore x = 15.5$

$\therefore$ lengths of the sides of the square = $15.5$ inches