# The side length of one square is 8 cm, and the other is three times longer, how many times the area

May 29, 2021 | education

| **The side length of one square is 8 cm, and the other is three times longer, how many times the area of the second square is greater than the area of the first.**

1. The first step is to calculate the area of the first square by the formula the length of its side in a square:

8 * 8 = 64 cm2

2. The second step is to calculate the length of the side of the second square:

8 * 3 = 24 cm.

3. The third step is to calculate the area of the second square:

24 * 24 = 576 cm2

4. Now let’s calculate how many times the area of the second square is larger than the area of the first:

576: 64 = 9.

Answer: the area of the second square is 9 times greater than the area of the first.