how to convert length to area?

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how to convert length to area?

Postby brandylee » Tue Jul 06, 2004 11:26 pm

one of my walls is 102 inches by 82 inches -- how do i convert this to area (square feet, square meters, etc)?
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Re: how to convert length to area?

Postby Knight » Tue Jul 06, 2004 11:58 pm

brandylee wrote:one of my walls is 102 inches by 82 inches -- how do i convert this to area (square feet, square meters, etc)?

Multiply the length units times the width units , and you will have the area in units squared.

In the case you presented:

102 in x 82 in = (102 x 82) (in x in) = 8364 in².
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