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Converting Areas: Square Feet to Square Inches

Date: 03/18/97 at 23:59:53
From: Anonymous
Subject: Converting Areas: Square Feet to Square Inches

How many square inches are in ten square feet?

Date: 03/19/97 at 10:32:59
From: Doctor Rob
Subject: Converting Areas: Square Feet to Square Inches

You know that there are 12 inches in 1 foot.  Make a square 1 foot
on a side.  Divide each side into twelve parts, each one inch long.
Connect them up with lines parallel to the sides.  You end up with
something that looks a little like a checkerboard.  

How many squares of side 1 inch are there?  That is the number of 
square inches in a square foot.  Now how many square inches would 
there be in ten of these square feet?

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