# What is a unit square in math?

Asked by **Joseph Cordes** on October 31, 2021

Categories: Science Physics

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In mathematics, a unit square is a square whose sides have length 1. Often, "the" unit square refers specifically to the square in the Cartesian plane with corners at the four points (0, 0), (1, 0), (0, 1), and (1,1).

**How many square units are in a 13 by 9?** 117 units squared

**How many square units make up a rectangle?** That means that the area of the rectangle, or the space that covers the rectangle, is 48 square units. However, counting the squares is not a very efficient way to determine the area. There is a better way. A special type of rectangle, called a square, has four equal sides.

**What is the metric unit for volume?** milliliters

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