Converting Square Feet to Square YardsDate: 09/13/97 at 16:00:23 From: Michael Zientara Subject: Converting square feet to square yards Hi, Please help me with this problem. I am not in school and haven't been for quite some time, and I would love to know how to change square feet to square yards for carpeting purposes. Fr the life of me I can not remember how. Thanks, Mike Zientara Date: 09/13/97 at 16:49:35 From: Doctor Sarah Subject: Re: Converting square feet to square yards Hi Michael - 3 feet = 1 yard ___ | 1 | 1 sq. ft. |___| ___ ___ ___ | 1 | 2 | 3 | 1 sq. yd. = |___|___|___| 9 sq. ft. | 4 | 5 | 6 | |___|___|___| | 7 | 8 | 9 | |___|___|___| So there are 9 square feet in a square yard. For conversions, you can consult the Entisoft Units Measurement Conversion Calculator at http://entisoft.earthlink.net/scripts/unitscgi.exe For your question, you'd convert yd^2 to ft^2 . Date: 09/13/97 at 22:24:13 From: Michael Zientara Subject: Re: converting square feet to square yards If I wanted to know how many square yards in a room let's say 8 ft. by 11 ft., would the formula be 8 times 11 times 9 ? the formula would be 8 times 11 times 9 ? Date: 09/14/97 at 08:26:25 From: Doctor Sarah Subject: Re: converting square feet to square yards Hi - Not quite. First let's convert 8 ft. by 11 ft. to sq. ft. Area = length x width, so 8 x 11 = 88 sq. ft. and that's the area of the room in sq. feet. Now we have to convert sq. ft. to sq. yards. We know that there are 9 sq. ft. in 1 sq. yd. Stop and think for a minute - does that mean there are more sq. ft. or more sq. yds. in a given area? Right - more sq. ft.! So the number of yards will be LESS. (That means that MULTIPLYING by 9 to get yards would be going in the wrong direction.) The number of sq. yards will be 1/9 the number of sq. ft., and you will DIVIDE by 9 to get it. So 88 sq. ft. divided by 9 will give you the number of sq. yards. Checking with Entisoft, we find: 88 foot^2 = 9.77777777777778 yard^2 (area) -Doctor Sarah, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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