meters to feet

04/22/2012 08:28

If you want to convert square feet to square meters, you are not alone! Even if you are an American, you will need to understand the math if you are shopping for house, apartments or office spaces or rentals in many buildings across the Atlantic.To do some on-the-fly calculations, you need to keep in mind that a square foot equals to one-tenth of (approximately) one square meter. And the meter happens to be the general unit to measure length in roughly all the countries outside the US. Today, it is also a universal standard for measuring length used by the scientific or academic community.However, let us get to the details of square feet into square meters conversions, shall we? Your first task in hand would to figure out the primary value. As for an example, we will work with 300 square feet first.Multiply the first value (the 300 square feet) by a fixed conversion factor. To illustrate, you will multiply the square feet with (0.09290304 sq. meters / 1 sq. feet)
- which is the conversion factor. You have to also note that in the following instance how square feet units get canceled out. Let us continue with our example. It would look something like this: 300 square feet x (0.09290304 sq. meters / 1 sq. feet)Now write down the value that you got here and simple label that with square meter. That is the final value, which is equal to your initial value (300 sq. feet). This means, the value could be: 200 sq. feet x (0.09290304 sq. meters / 1 sq. feet )= 27.87091 square meters. Here, we have rounded to 2 decimal places. Are you wondering how this conversion factor came? We got it by simply squaring that conversion factor of base units (i.e. 0.3048 meters / 1 foot).The SI is formally known as the International System of Units. It defines 1 square meter as a unit to measure land areas. Nevertheless, the US and many other nations are now using square-foot as the unit to measure areas. On the first of July, 1959, the US NBS or National Bureau of Standards declared that a foot equals to 1,200/3,937 meter.And that is how the formula came to convert to square meters. This is just the same as what we said earlier. For converting a foot into a meter, you need to divide 1,200 by 3,937. Thus you get the.3048 factor.   Check out meters to feet for more.