# The square tile shown has a side length of 10.5 inches. What power can you write to represent the area of the tile? Write the power as an expression with a base and an exponent, and then find the area of the square.

Power of $2$, ${10.5}^{2}$, $110.25$ square inches.
$A = {s}^{2}$
As you can see, you square the side length to get the area, or raise it to the power of $2$. The side length is $10.5$, so you can write the area as ${10.5}^{2}$. ${10.5}^{2} = 110.25$, so the area is $110.25$ square inches.