# convert inches into sq. ft.

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### convert inches into sq. ft.

I want to convert 24" x 48" into sq. ft. How do I do this?
bevo0804

Multiply 24" x 48", divide the answer by 144
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Thanks
Guest

### Re: convert inches into sq. ft.

bevo0804 wrote:I want to convert 24" x 48" into sq. ft. How do I do this?

Convert 852 Sq.ft to feet and inches
Guest

### converting ft to sq. ft

i know that to get the sq. ft. i multiply length times width, but what i'm needing to convert is 10'6"x13'9". the inches are throwing me off. how to i convert this??
shon

### Re: converting ft to sq. ft

shon wrote:i know that to get the sq. ft. i multiply length times width, but what i'm needing to convert is 10'6"x13'9". the inches are throwing me off. how to i convert this??

Convert the inches to a decimal fraction of a foot. Since 1 ft = 12", 6" = 0.5 ft and 9" = 0.75 ft, so your dimensions are 10.5' x 13.75'
Guest

### Re: convert inches into sq. ft.

bevo0804 wrote:I want to convert 24" x 48" into sq. ft. How do I do this?
1152
Guest

### Re: convert inches into sq. ft.

Anonymous wrote:
bevo0804 wrote:I want to convert 24" x 48" into sq. ft. How do I do this?
1152

It's actually 8 ft2.

24" * 48" = 1152 in2
There are 144 in2 in a ft2, 1 ft2 = 12" * 12" = 144 in2

1152 in2 / 144 in2 = 8 ft2
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### question

Ok I want to convert 36" x 42" to sq. ft.

So I multiplied 36 x 42 = 1512
then I divided 1512 by 144 = 10.5

So do I use a decimal or a fraction for square foot?
example: 10.5 sq ft or 10 1/2 sq ft
Peaches805

### Re: question

Peaches805 wrote:Ok I want to convert 36" x 42" to sq. ft.

So I multiplied 36 x 42 = 1512
then I divided 1512 by 144 = 10.5

So do I use a decimal or a fraction for square foot?
example: 10.5 sq ft or 10 1/2 sq ft

Normal use is decimals. Using fractions for area measurements make it confusing. Even architects use decimals for area whereas for linear measurements, if in units of feet and inches, fractions are used (i.e., 15' 8-3/8") for the construction of buildings, etc. as that's how most tape measures are marked.
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### Re: convert inches into sq. ft.

19.5''x19.5'' what would it be in sq feet
Guest

### Re: converting ft to sq. ft

Guest wrote:
shon wrote:i know that to get the sq. ft. i multiply length times width, but what i'm needing to convert is 10'6"x13'9". the inches are throwing me off. how to i convert this??

Convert the inches to a decimal fraction of a foot. Since 1 ft = 12", 6" = 0.5 ft and 9" = 0.75 ft, so your dimensions are 10.5' x 13.75'
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