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hi.

i want to convert sq feet to sq yard. How do i do it?

how many feet form a yard???

i want to buy a carpet and my room is 13 by 10 sq ft. but i am getting carpet in yards

so how do i know how much i would need

i want to convert sq feet to sq yard. How do i do it?

how many feet form a yard???

i want to buy a carpet and my room is 13 by 10 sq ft. but i am getting carpet in yards

so how do i know how much i would need

- guest123

:idea: Answers to your questions are here:

:arrow: How may feet are in a yard?

:arrow: How may square feet are in a square yard?

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guest123 wrote:hi.

i want to convert sq feet to sq yard. How do i do it?

how many feet form a yard???

i want to buy a carpet and my room is 13 by 10 sq ft. but i am getting carpet in yards so how do i know how much i would need

For converting measurements of area (e.g. square feet to square yeards), use this page: http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/area

One square yard = 9 square feet.

One yard (linear yard) = 3 feet (linear feet)

If your room is 13 by 10 feet (not square feet!), its area is 13*9=113 square feet = 12.56 square yards.

Last edited by convert-me.com on Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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While the provided formula is technically correct, please note that most carpet centers are not willing to cut a piece of carpet for you that will measure your exact measurements of 13' x 10'. Instead, you are probably buying a carpet that is 12' wide x 13' long. Carpets tend to be either 6' or 12' across, and since they will have such a difficult time selling your remnant carpet measuring 2' x 13', they will "give" you that portion along with the carpet you are actually purchasing. Your actual purchase price will be based of the 12' wide x 13' long or 17.33 square yards (12' x 13' = 156 square feet / 9 square feet/yard = 17.33 square yards).

- Conquest
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If your room is 13 by 10 feet (not square feet!), its area is 13*9=113 square feet = 12.56 square yards.[/quote]

If your room is 13 by 10 feet (not square feet!), its area is 13*9=113 square feet = 12.56 square yards.[/quote]

- Guest

anyone who doesn't know how many square feet there are in a square yard shouldn't be buying carpet *l*

- wils

To convert your 13 x 13 room is somewhat easy. Carpet only comes in 12ft rolls. So you first start with a 12ft x 13ft piece of carpet. Now you have a 1 foot by 13 foot piece that needs to be filled. Depending on how many seams you want will determine the amount of carpet you will need. Normally this is done by using 3 foot lengths. So now you room's size is 12ft x 16ft to give you enough carpet to cover the full 13 x 13. Now let translate this into square yards. If you take the overall length and make it to inches 16ft =192 inches. Take the 192 and divide it by 9 inches(the amount of carpet to equal 1 yard at 12 ft roll length) which will give you 21.33 , so this means your room will require 21 1/3 yards to cover the floor with 5 total seams. The more carpet you buy the less seams you will have, but the more it will cost.

- Guest

ables wrote:how many square yards are in a room measuring 15' by 18' feet

To do this will require a little more. Remember that carpet normally comes in 12 foot rolls, but some can come in 13.5 and 15 ft rolls. But here goes. Depending on what you buy will determine the true square yards. If your carpet has no pattern to match here is your answer 32 yards with 3 total seams.

- Guest

guest123 wrote:hi.

i want to convert sq feet to sq yard. How do i do it?

how many feet form a yard???

i want to buy a carpet and my room is 13 by 10 sq ft. but i am getting carpet in yards

so how do i know how much i would need

Here is your answer to this one. Remember that carpet usually comes in 12 ft rolls so you will end up with some let over so your room is actually in carpet is a 12 x 13. Now take the 13 and divide it by 3 and add that amount to the 13 and you get the total sqaure yardage you will need.

13/3= 4.33 + 13 = 17.33 yards.

Hope this helped.

- Guest

Anonymous wrote:my room is 12 x 15 how many yards of carpet will i need please help..

12 x 15 equates to 15/3=5+15= 20 sq yrds

- Guest

help me to understand why 40*40 square feet = 1600 and the perimetrer or the linear feet is 40+40+40+40 = 160 and as you continue to use the same perimeter such as 30*50 or 20*60 or any combination that amounts to 80 all the perimeter is always 160 but the square feet changes but why doesn't the perimeter or the linear doesn't change ?

- myers

myers wrote:help me to understand why 40*40 square feet = 1600 and the perimetrer or the linear feet is 40+40+40+40 = 160 and as you continue to use the same perimeter such as 30*50 or 20*60 or any combination that amounts to 80 all the perimeter is always 160 but the square feet changes but why doesn't the perimeter or the linear doesn't change ?

To understand it try a simple game. Take a lace and tie its ends together. That's your perimeter. Now put it on the table so it makes a circle. Note the area inside. Next line it up so that it makes a long narrow bar. Note again the area inside the lace. It became much smaller now while perimeter remained the same.

The experiment above illustrates the fact that area and perimeter are very loosely related.

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Guest wrote:How do you convert a number in lineal yards to square feet?

Read this: http://sergey.gershtein.net/blog/2006/1 ... -foot.html

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Anonymous wrote:Anonymous wrote:my room is 12 x 15 how many yards of carpet will i need please help..

12 x 15 equates to 15/3=5+15= 20 sq yrds

Or you can figure it this way.

12 x 15= 180sq ft. To figure sq yrds by sq ft, divide by 9= 20sq yrds :D

- Guest

guest123 wrote:hi.

i want to convert sq feet to sq yard. How do i do it?

how many feet form a yard???

i want to buy a carpet and my room is 13 by 10 sq ft. but i am getting carpet in yards

so how do i know how much i would need

= 130 sq ft and convert to yds is = 14.44 sq yds.

There are 9 sq ft in 1 sq yd so multiply room width by lenght for sq ft and the divide that by 9 to get your yards.

- shelby4632

12X15=180=20Anonymous wrote:my room is 12 x 15 how many yards of carpet will i need please help..

- Guest

Anonymous wrote:Hi my daughter's room is 10 foot long by 8 foot wide

how many s.q.y.d would i need in carpet for it

hope somebody can help me Thank you

Kindest Regards Tina :)

10' x 8' = 80 ft^2

80 ft^2 / 9 ft^2 = 8.89 yd^2, so 9 square yards of carpet.

Now the problem (you knew there'd be a problem). Most carpet is sold in 13 feet widths so don't just go out and get 9 yards of carpet as it'll be too short in one dimension and too long in the other.

You might be able to find a remnant at a carpet store that will work but wherever you buy the carpet, give the tech your dimensions in feet to be sure you get enough carpet.

I strongly suggest you have the carpet professionally installed.

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

Hi. I need help, I dont understand linear yard. How long is it? in meters or feet.

Hoping for your kind response.

Thank you.

Hoping for your kind response.

Thank you.

- vertigoth

vertigoth wrote:Hi. I need help, I dont understand linear yard. How long is it? in meters or feet.

Hoping for your kind response.

Thank you.

The word "linear" is often over used. When dealing with length, the word "linear" usually doesn't need to be stated.

Linear (adj.):

Of, relating to, or resembling a line; straight or curved.

1. In, of, along, describing, described by, or related to a straight or curved line: a “linear foot”.

2. Having only one dimension.

So, a linear yard is simply a line that's 1 yard long (36"). A linear foot is a line that's 1 foot long (12").

Does that help?

- Dirtman
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convert-me.com wrote:myers wrote:help me to understand why 40*40 square feet = 1600 and the perimetrer or the linear feet is 40+40+40+40 = 160 and as you continue to use the same perimeter such as 30*50 or 20*60 or any combination that amounts to 80 all the perimeter is always 160 but the square feet changes but why doesn't the perimeter or the linear doesn't change ?

To understand it try a simple game. Take a lace and tie its ends together. That's your perimeter. Now put it on the table so it makes a circle. Note the area inside. Next line it up so that it makes a long narrow bar. Note again the area inside the lace. It became much smaller now while perimeter remained the same.

The experiment above illustrates the fact that area and perimeter are very loosely related.

WRONG....If you tie a lace together and make a circle, it will have the EXACT inside area as if you were to make a square, triangle, or narrow bar.

- Guest

Anonymous wrote:convert-me.com wrote:myers wrote:help me to understand why 40*40 square feet = 1600 and the perimetrer or the linear feet is 40+40+40+40 = 160 and as you continue to use the same perimeter such as 30*50 or 20*60 or any combination that amounts to 80 all the perimeter is always 160 but the square feet changes but why doesn't the perimeter or the linear doesn't change ?

To understand it try a simple game. Take a lace and tie its ends together. That's your perimeter. Now put it on the table so it makes a circle. Note the area inside. Next line it up so that it makes a long narrow bar. Note again the area inside the lace. It became much smaller now while perimeter remained the same.

The experiment above illustrates the fact that area and perimeter are very loosely related.

WRONG....If you tie a lace together and make a circle, it will have the EXACT inside area as if you were to make a square, triangle, or narrow bar.

Wrong? Sorry, but Sergey (Convert-me.com) is correct.

Examples with a perimeter of 200 feet:

Square = 2500 ft2

Circle = 3183.1 ft2

Equilateral Triangle = 1924.5 ft2

90' * 10' Narrow Rectangle = 900 ft2

And all have a 200' perimeter!

- Dirtman
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Hi..

Thanks for sharing the post and its really good information..

Thanks for sharing the post and its really good information..

- stevejack
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I have a room which is 12ft by 15ft and need to know what size carpet in metres i need. Could someone please help me? Thank you

- wendi

1 foot = 0.3048 meters

So, it's nearly 3,65m x 5 m if you want to cover the whole floor :D

So, it's nearly 3,65m x 5 m if you want to cover the whole floor :D

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- Liandella
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I have a Carpet cleaning company and when giving out prices over the phone for carpet cleaning I always have a problem converting sq ft to yards , what is the formula

Last edited by Dmreed4311 on Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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ok here are two little tables that should solve the problem

sq ft = sq yd

1.0 = 0.11111

2.0 = 0.22222

3.0 = 0.33333

4.0 = 0.44444

5.0 = 0.55556

6.0 = 0.66667

7.0 = 0.77778

8.0 = 0.88889

9.0 = 1.00000

sq yd = sq ft

1.0 = 9.00000

2.0 = 18.00000

3.0 = 27.00000

4.0 = 36.00000

5.0 = 45.00000

6.0 = 54.00000

7.0 = 63.00000

8.0 = 72.00000

9.0 = 81.00000

hope that helps

Sarah

sq ft = sq yd

1.0 = 0.11111

2.0 = 0.22222

3.0 = 0.33333

4.0 = 0.44444

5.0 = 0.55556

6.0 = 0.66667

7.0 = 0.77778

8.0 = 0.88889

9.0 = 1.00000

sq yd = sq ft

1.0 = 9.00000

2.0 = 18.00000

3.0 = 27.00000

4.0 = 36.00000

5.0 = 45.00000

6.0 = 54.00000

7.0 = 63.00000

8.0 = 72.00000

9.0 = 81.00000

hope that helps

Sarah

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