# SOLUTION: A square has a diagonal that is 34yd long. What is the area of the square? If necessary, round your answer to the nearest whole number.

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 Question 629703: A square has a diagonal that is 34yd long. What is the area of the square? If necessary, round your answer to the nearest whole number. Answer by wilft1(67)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!well, i guess we can do a reverse a^2+b^2=c^2 on this one since we already know what the hypotenuse is, sooooo, lets go ahead and multiply 34 by itsself 34^2 is 1156. with that we can divide that in half to get our a^2+b^2 which will give us 578 + 578 lets get the square roots of those to get our lengths shall we it gives us roughly 24.04 soooooooo, our area will be length times width, which will be 24.04 times 24.04. which gives us a rounded up number of 578 sq/yds