Sample question 3 required students to solve a multistep problem involving the perimeter and area of a square.
59 percent of 17yearolds answered this question correctly.

The perimeter of a square is 36 centimeters. What is the area of the square?

6 square cm


9 square cm


18 square cm


81 square cm

The correct answer is D.
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