## About square footage

Use our square footage calculator to calculate the area in square feet, square yardage, square inch, acre or section.

## Definition of a square calculator

A square footage calculator is an **automated program** used to
**calculate the number of square feet of a given area.** Square footage is calculated by multiplying width by length or width by height.
Typically in the US, **feet, and inches are used for measuring**.

## How to calculate square footage?

- Determine the width and length. Length can also be height.
- If your width and length are not measured in feet convert measurements into feet.
- For inches divide by 12
- For yards multiply by 3
- For centimeters multiply by 0.03281
- For meters multiply by 3.281
- Finally, multiply Length (ft) x Width (ft) = Square Footage

## Square footage equation

W = width, L = length, A = area

## Examples using square footage

Mr. Calculate needs to tile his bathroom but needs to find the square footage. His bathroom is 5' wide and 8' long.

5 x 8 = 3 ft^{2}

Mr. Calculate loved his newly tiled bathroom so much he decided to tile the kitchen floor. His kitchen floor is 12 feet and 3 inches wide and 12 feet and 9 inches long.

12 + (3 / 12) = 12.25

12 + (9 / 12) = 12.75

12.25 x 12.75 = 156.1875 ft^{2}