Calculate Areas
Learn how to calculate areas of Carpet in Square Yards and areas for Floor
Tiles ... etc
If you need Cubic Yards of Soil or for a Concrete Slab then go to Calculate
Volume.
The Area is the Width times the Length (W x L = Area)
Examples of How to Calculate Different types of Areas:

Feet (square feet)

Problem: 10 ft by 12 ft = 120 square feet

Multiply 10 ft by 12 ft = 120 square feet

Problem: (10 ft 8 inches) by (12 ft 3 inches) = 130.7075 square feet

First convert 8 inches to feet by dividing 8 inches by 12 inches = .67 feet

Next add 10 ft to .67 ft = 10.67 ft

Second convert 3 inches to feet by dividing 3 inches by 12 inches = .25 feet

Next add 12 ft to .25 ft = 12.25 ft

Finally, multiply 10.67 ft by 12.25 ft = 130.7075 square feet

Yards (square yards)

Problem: 7 yards by 4 yards = 28 square yards

Multiply 7 yards by 4 yards = 28 square yards

Problem: (7 yards 2 feet) by (4 yards 1 feet) = 33.2111 square yards

For 7 yards 2 feet

Convert the 2 feet to yards by dividing 2 feet by 3 feet = .67 yards

Add 7 yards to .67 yards = 7.67 yds

For 4 yards 1 feet

Convert the 1 feet to yards by dividing 1 feet by 3 feet = .33 yards

Add 4 yards to .33 yards = 4.33 yards

Finally, multiply 7.67 yards by 4.33 yards = 33.2111 square yards

Problem: (7 yards 2 feet 6 inches) by (4 yards 1 feet 3 inches) = 130.7075
square yards

For 7 yards 2 feet 6 inches

Convert the 6 inches to yards by dividing 6 inches by 36 inches = .1667 yards

Convert the 2 feet to yards by dividing 2 feet by 3 feet = .67 yards

Add 7 yards to .67 yards and .1667 yards = 7.8367 yards

For 4 yards 1 feet 3 inches

Convert the 3 inches to yards by dividing 3 inches by 36 inches = .0833 yards

Convert the 1 feet to yards by dividing 1 feet by 3 feet = .33 yards

Add 4 yards to .33 yards and .0833 yards = 4.4133 yards

Finally, multiply 7.8367 ft by 4.4133 ft = 34.5857 square yards

Meters (square meters)

Problem: 5 meters by 9 meters = 45 square meters

Multiply 5 meters by 9 meters = 45 square meters

Problem: 5 meters 234 centimeters by 9 meters 158 centimeters = 47.932972
square meters

Add 5 meters to .234 meters = 5.234 meters

Add 9 meters to .158 meters = 9.158 meters

Finally, multiply 5.234 meters by 9.158 meters = 47.932972 square meters

Inches (square inches)

Problem: 9 feet by 7 feet = 63 square feet

Multiply 9 feet by 12 inches = 108 inches (convert feet to inches)

Multiply 7 feet by 12 inches = 84 inches (convert feet to inches)

Finally, Multiply 108 by 84 = 9072 square inches
Other methods of computing Square Feet or Square Yards are:
For example to calculate square yards if you have computed the square feet then:
(1 square yard = 3 feet by 3 feet = 9 square feet)
If you compute an area of 25 feet by 45 feet = 1125 sq.ft.
Divide 1125 sq.ft. by 9 sq.ft. = 125 square yards
For example to calculate square feet if you have computed the square yards then:
(1 square yard = 3 feet by 3 feet = 9 square feet)
If you compute an area of 6 yards by 11 yards = 66 sq.yds
Multiply 66 sq.yds by 9 sq.ft. = 594 square feet
For example to calculate square meters if you have computed the square feet
then:
(1 meter = 39.36 inches = 3.28 feet)
(1 square meter = 39.36 inches x 39.36 inches = 1549.2096 sq. inches)
(1 square meter = 3.28 feet x 3.28 feet = 10.7584 sq. feet)
If you compute an area of 25 feet by 45 feet = 1125 sq.ft
Divide 1125 sq.ft. by 10.7584 sq.ft. = 104.56945 square meters


