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# What is the difference between ten square miles and ten miles square? ###### 2008-05-01 19:13:42

Ten square miles is 10 1 mile by 1 mile squares, or a square area about 3.1622 miles (or 16,696.8 feet) to a side. Ten miles square is a square area 10 miles to a side, or 100 square miles in total.

## Related Questions Ten square kilometers is a total area, while ten kilometers square is giving you the side of the square area. So ten kilometers square is actually ten times ten (100) square kilometers. Ten square miles is a square that is ten miles long and ten miles wide. If you walked across it in a straight line you would walk ten miles, if you walked the perimeter of it (all the way around all four sides) you would walk forty miles. &lt;&gt;&lt;&gt;&lt;&gt; Sorry- disagree. 10 miles long and 10 miles wide is 100 square miles.

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