## Algebra 1

$4$ meters
A square with area $18$ square meters will have side lengths that are the square root of the area. This is because, for a square, Area = $s^2$, so $s=\sqrt A$ With an area of 18 meters squared, $s=\sqrt {18}$. We will use method 2 in the book to estimate the square root. According to a calculator's square root function, $\sqrt {18}\approx4.24$ meters Since $4.24$ is closer to $4$ than to $5$, we round to the nearest integer which is $4$ meters.