# SOLUTION: A square has an area of 9x^2+12xy+4y^2. What is the length of a side of the square? I know the formula is A=s^4...however I think that this answer is 3x+2y? Is that right by any

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 Question 28315: A square has an area of 9x^2+12xy+4y^2. What is the length of a side of the square? I know the formula is A=s^4...however I think that this answer is 3x+2y? Is that right by any chance? Found 2 solutions by josmiceli, venugopalramana:Answer by josmiceli(9679)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Looks right to me A = (side)^2 The absolute value means you don't want the negative square root, just the positive (-3x- 2y)(-3x - 2y) = A the same as (3x + 2y)(3x + 2y) = A Looks like you did the math right Answer by venugopalramana(3286)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A square has an area of 9x^2+12xy+4y^2. What is the length of a side of the square? I know the formula is A=s^4... NO IT IS A= S^2...NOT S^4..WHERE S IS THE SIDE. however I think that this answer is 3x+2y? Is that right by any chance? VERY CORRECT ....IT IS SQUARE ROOT OF 9x^2+12xy+4y^2.=(3X)^2+(2Y)^2+2*(3X)*(2Y)=(3X+2Y)^2 HENCE S=3X+2Y....GOOD GUESS YOU MADE..