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 Bob L Petersen Posts: 531 From: My lawn show Registered: 12/4/04
Posted: Dec 9, 2004 7:04 PM

On 9 Dec 04 17:32:49 -0500 (EST), Dora wrote:
>I am trying to convert feet into yards. I have a triangle's lenght,
>height and width in ft. and I am trying to convert it to yards. How

do
>I do it?

If by this you mean. Pictures are worth a thousand words.
...........................___
................./\.........|
................/..\........|
.............../....\.......| height
............../......\......|
............./_____\..__|__

Lentgh or math calls base

Area = base *(times) height *(times) 1/2 (onehalf)

Example: 18 square feet = 6 feet * 6 feet * 1/2

Now a foot is twelve inches a yard is 36 inches or 3 feet to the yard

In terms of area there are 9 square feet in 1 square yard

Solve the triangle and then convert to squre yards.

Example:

150 square feet /(divided by) 9 = 16 with a remainder of 6

The 6 square feet can be made into a fraction 6/9 or 2/3

Space is where I want to be

http://www.lookingfora.0catch.com/index.html

Bob L. Petersen

http://www.angelfire.com/space/where-i-want-to-be/

Bob L. Petersen

The font used has the letters and periods etc at different widths so it takes work to get the drawings to come out right.

Bob L. Petersen

Date Subject Author
12/9/04 Dora
4/22/08 Bob L Petersen