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Converting Square Yards to Square Feet

Date: 9/12/96 at 9:51:43
From: Prince
Subject: Converting Square Yards to Square Feet

57.33 sq. yds. equals ____ sq. ft?

Date: 9/12/96 at 10:29:49
From: Doctor Robert
Subject: Re:  Converting Square Yards to Square Feet

Both square yards amd square feet are units of AREA measure.  
If you draw a square one yard on a side and then divide each side 
of the square into three parts (into feet), you can easily see that
1 square yard is the same area as 9 square feet.  

1 sq. yd. = 9 sq. ft. 

     1 Yard
   |  |  |  |
   |  |  |  |    1 Yard       From this, you see that there are 9
   ----------                 square feet in 1 square yard.
   |  |  |  |

So your problem becomes

 57.33 sq yd = 9 x 57.33 sq ft = 515.97 sq ft.

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Associated Topics:
Middle School Geometry
Middle School Terms/Units of Measurement
Middle School Two-Dimensional Geometry

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