Square A has side lengths each measuring x inches. Square B has side lengths each measuring x inches. What is the ratio of the area of the smaller square to the area of the larger square? Express your answer as a common fraction.

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Square A area: x^2

Square B area: 4x^2= 16x^2

x/16x^2=1/16

wait.. is the side length of b 4x inches?

oops my bad. man my eyes need better contacts. you are correct mate.