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Converting feet and inches into square yard
HOw do I convert Feet and inches into square yards?

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Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard
There are 12 inches in a foot
there are 3 feet to a yard there are 36 inches in a yard there are 36 x 36 = 1296 square inches in a square yard there are 3 x 3 feet = 9 square feet in a square yard if you are working with feet and inches, it is best to convert the feet to inches until your final calculations, it's just easier that way. I usually will work out a problem both ways as a way to double check my work. It's just that in the working world mistakes can cost a lot of money.
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Life is a painting, fill the whole canvas Last edited by Sandra; 11122007 at 07:38 AM. Reason: to add comment about working problems out both ways to double check results 
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Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard
I work for a concrete and asphalt company and here at work we calculate length x width = square feet.
We then divide by 9 to calculate the square yards. So, for example: 29'5" x 20' = 590 square feet 590sf / 9 = 65.56 square yards. To convert square yards to cubic yards (in case you need to know this): Take your total amount of square yards (65.56sy) x 9 (sq ft in a yard) x depth (4" sidewalk or 6" driveway or 8" street, etc) then divide by 324 = cubic yards So, 65.56 sy x 9 x 6" (driveway) = 16.39 cubic yards of concrete needed. 
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Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard
so how much would be 75 feet and 6 inches?

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Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard
You would need to know the length and width.
I guess that was what you were really asking. length x width = square area
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Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard
By using Sandra's info above, you now know that there are 9 sq ft in 1 sq yd.
So, now all you have to do is just divide your total amount of square feet by 9 to get your answer of total square yards. For example: 75'6" / 9 = 8.4 sq yds 12 feet / 9 = 1.33 sq yds 47' 3 " / 9 = 5.25 sq yds 100 feet / = 11.11 sq yds 
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Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard
One of my favorite math teachers said that math isn't learned from a book but actually from the point of a sharp pencil.
You will find that you learn more just by playing with the numbers. If we give you all the answers it won't help next time you have to do a similar problem.
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Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard
i don't know how to convert feet an yards into inches

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Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard
how do i convert 12ft 5in (length) and 8ft 8in (width) to square yards

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