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- Dirtman
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**Posts:**574**Joined:**Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:04 pm**Location:**California

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

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

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

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

- Guest

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

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

- Dirtman
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**Posts:**574**Joined:**Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:04 pm**Location:**California

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.

- Dirtman
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**Posts:**574**Joined:**Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:04 pm**Location:**California

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'

- chitra

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