So I recently did a lot of area calculations at school and I’ve been wondering…

Since the only way to find out how big an area of a number of square meters really is, is to reverse the formula and calculate it back to meters, why is the area calculation not an average calculating operation? I mean wouldn’t it make so much more sense when speaking of, for example, 5 m˛, if both sides were 5 m? (which would be 1/2*5+5)

As a bonus it would make more sense in relation to other numbers because if you write 2˛ and you mean 4, you don’t write 4˛, either…

Have you ever been wondering the same?

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