To squaring a rectangle means to construct a square with an area equal to the area of a given rectangle. You may square a rectangle using only a compass and a straight edge in the following activity. (The proof may be found in [1, p.51].)
This has been done on Geometer's Sketchpad. To see this relationship between a square and a rectangle click on squaring a rectangle sketch.
If you have your own rectangle that you wish to square, you may use the squaring a rectangle script.
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