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Almost every country in the world uses the metric system of measurement, including square meters to measure area. The United States is a big exception, though, relying on square feet to measure its kitchens and lawns instead. Converting between the two measurements is as simple as multiplying by the right conversion factor.
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Method 1
Method 1 of 2:Converting Between Square Meters and Square Feet
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1Multiply square meters by 10.76. One square meter (m^{2}) is about equal to 10.76 square feet (ft^{2}). To convert from m^{2} to ft^{2}, multiply the number of square meters by 10.76. For example:
 5 square meters
= 5 m^{2} x 10.76 ^{ft2}/_{m2}
= 5 x 10.76 ft^{2}
= 53.8 ft^{2}  Notice that the m^{2} units on top and bottom cancel out, leaving only ft^{2} in the final answer: 5
m^{2}x 10.76 ^{ft2}/_{m2}
 5 square meters

2Multiply square feet by 0.093. One square foot is roughly equal to 0.093 square meters. To convert square feet to square meters, just multiply by 0.093:
 400 square feet
= 400 ft^{2} x 0.093 ^{m2}/_{ft2}
= 37.2 square meters.
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3Understand what this means. Square meters and square feet are two ways to measure the same thing: area. If you cut out a square of paper one meter long and one meter wide, it has an area of one square meter. Similarly, a square of paper one foot long and one foot wide has an area of one square foot. The conversion "1 square meter = 10.76 square feet" means that 10.76 of your paper "square feet" would fit over one paper square meter.
 If you have trouble visualizing the decimal, picture 10 square feet fitting over one square meter, with a little space left over. The extra space has an area of 0.76 square feet.

4See if your answer makes sense. It's easy to accidentally use the wrong formula, especially if you have a lot of conversions to do. After you find your answer, compare it to your original measurement to see if you made a mistake:^{[1] X Research source }
 If you converted from square feet to square meters, your answer should be a smaller number than the original number.
 If you converted from square meters to square feet, your answer should be a larger number than the original number.

5Check on an online calculator. These aren't the easiest numbers to memorize, but you can easily look them up online if you forget. It might even be enough to enter something like "convert 8 square meters to square feet" into a search engine directly to get the answer.
 This is also more accurate than multiplying by hand, since it uses more precise values. (For instance, 1 square foot = 0.092903 square meters, or 1 square meter = 10.7639 square feet.^{[2] X Research source }) Most of the time, though, multiplying by hand will give you a "close enough" answer.
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Method 2
Method 2 of 2:Converting Based on Length Measurements
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1Remember that length and area are different. One common mistake is confusing units of length (feet or meters) with units of area (square feet or square meters). These are different units, and have different conversion formulas. If you're ever confused about which one to use, remember this:
 Length uses "one dimensional" units because it only has one measurement: put the ruler down once and you're done.
 Area uses "two dimensional" units because you need to measure twice. For instance, a square has both length and width, and you need to multiply them together to find the area.

2Learn to convert feet to meters. If you have a length measurement in feet, you can only convert it to meters. (You cannot convert it to a square meter, which is a unit of area.) To convert between feet and meters, multiply the measurement in feet by 0.305.
 For example, a snake that is 2 feet long is (2 ft) x (0.305 m / ft) = 0.61 meters long.

3Convert meters to feet. To convert the other way around, multiply the length in meters by 3.28:
 A 4 meter tall wall is (4 m) x (3.28 ft / m) = 13.12 ft. high.

4Convert a square meter by using the length conversion twice. There aren't separate length and area conversions just to confuse you. Just as you multiply two length measurements to find the area of a square, you can multiply by the length conversion twice to turn it into an area conversion.^{[3] X Research source } Walk through it with this example:
 Let's say you want to convert one square meter into square feet. You've forgotten this area conversion, but you remember the one for length: 1 meter = 3.28 feet.
 Draw a square and label the length and width 1 meter each.
 Since 1 meter = 3.28 ft, you can cross out both meter measurements and write "3.28 ft" instead.
 To find the area of this square, multiply the length and width: 3.28 ft x 3.28 ft = 10.76 sq ft ^{2}.
 Notice that this is the same as the area conversion: 1 square meter = 10.76 square feet.
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Community Q&A

QuestionI have 200 sheets, each of which measures 8' by 3'. How do I calculate the total area in square meters?Community AnswerMultiply the length (8') and width (3') of a single sheet to get the area in square feet. Multiply your answer by the conversion factor 0.093 to convert square feet to square meters. Multiply your answer by 200 to find the total area of all 200 sheets.

QuestionHow many meters are in 10 feet by 20 feet?DonaganTop Answerer10 ft x 20 ft = 200 sq ft. Multiply by 0.0929 to get 18.58 square meters. Also, 10 ft x 20 ft is equivalent to 3.048 m x 6.096 m, which is 18.58 square meters.

QuestionWhat is a 12' x 12' foot room in square meters?DonaganTop AnswererFirst multiply 12 times 12. Then see Method 1 Step 2 above.

QuestionHow do you calculate the area with a given perimeter?DonaganTop AnswererIf all you know is the perimeter, it's not possible to find the area.

QuestionI have wood sheet 8 ft x 4 ft, how many square feet is it?DonaganTop Answerer8 x 4 = 32 square feet.

QuestionWhat if something costs $10 per square foot but I want to know what that cost is in square meters  is it the same calculation as above, just multiply it by 10.76?DonaganTop AnswererYes. Think of it this way: For every square foot you pay $10, and you know there are 10.76 square feet in a square meter. So multiply $10 by 10.76 to find the cost per square meter.

Question33.54 square meters is how many square feet?DonaganTop Answerer33.54 x 10.76 = 360.89 square feet.

QuestionA football field is of 80m x 60m. How do I find the cost of leveling the football field at NU.50 per square feet?Community AnswerThe dimensions of the field are 80m x 60m. Convert those lengths to feet (3.28084 feet per meter) and multiply them together to get the area of the field in square feet. Finally, multiply the price by square feet to get the cost of leveling the field.

QuestionAre there any apps for calculation?DonaganTop AnswererGo to ConvertUnits.com.
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 Can you see how the two conversions are related to each other (1 m^{2} = 10.76 ft^{2} and 1 ft^{2} = 0.093 m^{2})? It turns out that they are inverses of each other, meaning 1 / 10.76 = 0.093. This means you'll get the same result if you convert from square meters to square feet, then back again.Thanks!
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To convert square meters to square feet, multiply the number of square meters by 10.76. To convert square feet to square meters, multiply the number of square feet by 0.093. To learn how to convert meters to feet and vice versa, scroll down!
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