by **Guest** » Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:26 pm

If the room is rectangular, area is just the product of length and width.

Your example starts with feet, the area of a 12' x 24' room is 288 sq feet.

You can either convert both dimensions from feet to meters, then multiply for area, or you can convert sq feet directly to sq meters.

Appraoach 1

1' = 0.3048 m exactly, so the room is about 3.66 m x 7.32 m, or 26.76 m^2.

Approach 2

Since 1' = 0.3048 m, 1 sq ft = 0.0929 m^ and the 288 sq ft room is 26.76 m^2