Square (algebra)

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In mathematics, a square of a number means the result of multiplying the number by itself. For example, the square of 6 is 6×6 = 36.

It is named this because squaring a number gives the area of a square.

Squaring a number can also be written as 62 = 36. Squaring is the same as raising to the power of 2.

Many of the units of area are squares. For example, a square meter means the area equal to the area of a rectangle which is one meter tall and one meter wide.

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