The area of the cover is the area of the square minus the area of the circle: Acover=Asquare-Acircle Acover=\(\displaystyle{8}^{{2}}-\frac{{π{d}^{{2}}}}{{4}}\)

Substitute s=10.16 cm and d=1.27 cm: Acover=\(\displaystyle{10.16}^{{2}}-{\left(π\frac{{\left({1.27}\right)}^{{2}}}{{4}}\right)}\)

Use a calculator and round to the nearest hundredth cm (2 decimal places):

Acover≈101.96 cm