# If the sides of a square are increased by 20%, by what percentage does the area of the square increase?

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Apr 27, 2016

Assume that the side of the square is

Therefore, if we increase a side of the square, the new side length would be

Right?

Now the area:

The Old square: would be

The New square: would be

Thus, the area of the square will be increased by