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### How to Calculate Square Footage

Mahalo math expert Allison Moffett shows you how to calculate square footage.Step 1: The Square Footage of a Square or Rectangle---------------------------------------------------------------------1. Carefully measure one full side of the room or area with a tape measure, to the nearest inch2. Convert feet to inches by multiplying the number of feet times 12, and then adding any leftover inches to that figure3. Write down the length that you measured4. Now measure the side perpendicular to the one you just measured5. Convert to inches6. Write this down 7. Multiply the number of inches of both sides together8. Divide this number by 144 to find the square footagecStep 2: The Square Footage of A Triangle---------------------------------------------------------------------1. Measure the distance between two corners of the triangle2. Convert to inches by multiplying the feet times 12, and then adding on the leftover inches3. Write down your measurement4. From the opposite corner, measure down in a straight line so that you meet the wall that you just measured at a right angle5. Convert to inches6. Write down that measurement7. Multiply both of your numbers together8. Divide the total by two--this will give you the area in square inches9. Divide this number by 144 to get the square footage of your triangleStep 3: How to Get the Square Footage of a Circle---------------------------------------------------------------------1. Measure the entire width of your circle2. Convert to inches by multiplying feet by 12, and then adding the leftover inches to this number3. Divide this number by 2 to get the radius4. Square the radius (multiply it times itself)5. Multiply this number by 3.14 (pi)6. Divide this by 144 to find the square footageRead more by visiting our page at:http://www.mahalo.com/how-to-calculate-square-footage/
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