The area of a square is 60 square inches. What is the length of one side? I’m not allowed round.

If you are not allowed to round, the only other way to go is simplest radical form.

s² = 60 {substituted 60, in for area, into area formula}

s = ±√60 {took square root of each side}

s = ± √4 √15 {broke down the square root of 60}

s = ± 2√15 {evaluated square root of 4}

The side of a square cannot be negative.

**Area of a square = s²**{one side, squared}s² = 60 {substituted 60, in for area, into area formula}

s = ±√60 {took square root of each side}

s = ± √4 √15 {broke down the square root of 60}

s = ± 2√15 {evaluated square root of 4}

The side of a square cannot be negative.

**s = 2√15**{one side of the square, in simplest radical form}**Ask Algebra House******