belnanna wrote:Please help on this.. I couldnt figure out why the answer is y2/16 cm2.

Thank you in advance, kind one.

A Rope is y cm long. a steel rod is 1/3 as long as the rope.

Question: If the rope is used to form a square, whats the area of the square in terms of y ?

A steel rod is 1/3 as long as the rope. --- Redundant ???

y/4 cm

(Y/4) x (y/4) = y^2/16 sq cm (ans)