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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:
  1. Feet (square feet)
    1. Problem: 10 ft by 12 ft = 120 square feet
      1. Multiply 10 ft by 12 ft = 120 square feet
    2. Problem: (10 ft 8 inches) by (12 ft 3 inches) = 130.7075 square feet
      1. First convert 8 inches to feet by dividing 8 inches by 12 inches = .67 feet
      2. Next add 10 ft to .67 ft = 10.67 ft
      3. Second convert 3 inches to feet by dividing 3 inches by 12 inches = .25 feet
      4. Next add 12 ft to .25 ft = 12.25 ft
      5. Finally, multiply 10.67 ft by 12.25 ft = 130.7075 square feet
  2. Yards (square yards)
    1. Problem: 7 yards by 4 yards = 28 square yards
      1. Multiply 7 yards by 4 yards = 28 square yards
    2. Problem: (7 yards 2 feet) by (4 yards 1 feet) = 33.2111 square yards
      1. For 7 yards 2 feet
      2. Convert the 2 feet to yards by dividing 2 feet by 3 feet = .67 yards
      3. Add 7 yards to .67 yards = 7.67 yds
      4. For 4 yards 1 feet
      5. Convert the 1 feet to yards by dividing 1 feet by 3 feet = .33 yards
      6. Add 4 yards to .33 yards = 4.33 yards
      7. Finally, multiply 7.67 yards by 4.33 yards = 33.2111 square yards
    3. Problem: (7 yards 2 feet 6 inches) by (4 yards 1 feet 3 inches) = 130.7075 square yards
      1. For 7 yards 2 feet 6 inches
      2. Convert the 6 inches to yards by dividing 6 inches by 36 inches = .1667 yards
      3. Convert the 2 feet to yards by dividing 2 feet by 3 feet = .67 yards
      4. Add 7 yards to .67 yards and .1667 yards = 7.8367 yards
      5. For 4 yards 1 feet 3 inches
      6. Convert the 3 inches to yards by dividing 3 inches by 36 inches = .0833 yards
      7. Convert the 1 feet to yards by dividing 1 feet by 3 feet = .33 yards
      8. Add 4 yards to .33 yards and .0833 yards = 4.4133 yards
      9. Finally, multiply 7.8367 ft by 4.4133 ft = 34.5857 square yards
  3. Meters (square meters)
    1. Problem: 5 meters by 9 meters = 45 square meters
      1. Multiply 5 meters by 9 meters = 45 square meters
    2. Problem: 5 meters 234 centimeters by 9 meters 158 centimeters = 47.932972 square meters
      1. Add 5 meters to .234 meters = 5.234 meters
      2. Add 9 meters to .158 meters = 9.158 meters
      3. Finally, multiply 5.234 meters by 9.158 meters = 47.932972 square meters
  4. Inches (square inches)
    1. Problem: 9 feet by 7 feet = 63 square feet
      1. Multiply 9 feet by 12 inches = 108 inches (convert feet to inches)
      2. Multiply 7 feet by 12 inches = 84 inches (convert feet to inches)
      3. 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