# If the perimeter of a square is 62 centimeters, what is its area?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 17, 2016

#### Explanation:

First of all, there are 4 sides to a square all having the same side.

With calculating this, we could mention one of our sides by "x"

Therefore:

15.5 is the length of one side of the square. The formula for the area of the area of the square is:

Therefore,

Recaping what I mentioned, you first have to find what one of the sides of the square is. This could be divided by the number of sides that are on your shape (making sure that the shape has all the same lengths). Once you found your length, you can then find the area by plugging the length in the formula of the area.