(16 rows) x (16 students/row) = 256 students.
i know that it is 16 students per row but with it being a word problem i am lost on how to set up the problem to show the work any help?
S = students in each row. R = number of rows. Were given that (S x R) = 256. But the problem tells us that " S = R ". So (S x S) = 256. S-squared = 256. According to the math, S can be either +16 or -16, but -16 doesnt make sense in the real world, so just throw it away. S = 16, and we know that R = S, so R = 16 too. This is the most formal solution you can get. Its so formal, it squeaks.