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# Why are the units of area calculated in square units?

###### Wiki User

###### December 06, 2008 7:32AM

Probably because that is the easiest way to calculate area. Not

to mention that people have a tendency to lay out buildings with

straight sides.

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The area of the square would be measured in square units -
square meters, square centimeters, hectares, etc.
The area of the square would be measured in square units -
square meters, square centimeters, hectares, etc.