# What is the unit for area?

**square metre**(written as m

^{2}), which is the area of a square whose sides are one metre long. A shape with an area of three

**square metres**would have the same area as three such squares.

Just so, what is the unit of an area?

In the International System of **Units** (SI), the standard **unit** of **area** is the square metre (written as m^{2}), which is the **area** of a square whose sides are one metre long. A shape with an **area** of three square metres would have the same **area** as three such squares.

Furthermore, what is the unit of mass? The standard International System of Units (SI) unit of mass is the **kilogram** (**kg**). The **kilogram** is 1000 grams (g), first defined in 1795 as one cubic decimeter of water at the melting point of ice.

Regarding this, how do you find the area?

To find the **area** of a rectangle multiply its height by its width. For a square you only need to find the length of one of the sides (as each side is the same length) and then multiply this by itself to find the **area**.

What is the unit for area of a circle?

Because the radius of a circle is equal to half its diameter, these equations are essentially the same. The units for area can be any unit for the measure of **length** squared: **feet** squared (**ft**^{2}), **meters squared** (**m**^{2}), **centimeters** squared (**cm**^{2}), etc.