# Mr.cruz asked emilio to construct a square table such that its area is 3m2. is it possible to construct such table using an ordianary tape measure? explain your answer.

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2015-06-14T12:16:52+08:00

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No, it is not possible to construct such table using an ordinary tape measure.
Why? It is because the area of a square is s², and the square root of an area of an ordinary square (the side )  should be principal and rational, meaning it is a whole number and is positive.  So if:
A = 3 m²
s² = 3 m²

s = √3 m
( The square root of 3 is not a whole number. Therefore the side is not a whole number, therefore a square table with an area of 3 m² is not possible using an ordinary tape measure.