**Definitions:**

**Kilometer Square** (abbreviation: **km2**): is the SI derived unit of area. It is the area of a square whose sides measure exactly one kilometre. The square metre is derived from the SI base unit of the metre, which itself is the length of the path travelled by light in absolute vacuum within time interval of 1/299,792,458 * 1000 of a second.

**Meter Square** (abbreviation: **m2**): is the SI derived unit of area. It is the area of a square whose sides measure exactly one metre. The square metre is derived from the SI base unit of the metre, which itself is the length of the path travelled by light in absolute vacuum within time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second.

## How to Convert Kilometers Square to Meters Square

*Example: How many meters square are equivalent to 72.86 kilometers square?*

As;

1 kilometers square = 1000000 meters square

72.86 kilometers square = Y meters square

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 72.86 times 1000000 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 72.86 * 1000000 / 1 = 72860000 meters square

Answer is: 72860000 meters square are equivalent to 72.86 kilometers square.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into m2:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 14.96 km2

( ii ) 78.75 km2

( iii ) 69.3 km2