Directions: Which rectangle is more like a square? Rectangle A is 13 units by 15 units. Rectangle B is 2 units by 3 units.

### Hint

How can we determine which is more square like? What does it mean to be square like?

### Answer

There are many ways to approach this problem including finding out which fraction is closer to 1, dilating the 2×3 rectangle to become 10 by 15, etc. but Rectangle A is more square like.

Source: Robert Kaplinsky

Surely it is rectangle A ?

You are totally right. Thanks for catching that.

Is it square A?

This is how I did it;

B = 2/3 = 10/15

A = 13/15

Squares have equal sides, so you’re looking for the rectangle that is closest to having sides of the same length. 13 is closer to 15 than 10 is to 15.