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From: Jim <jim258kelly@hotmail.com> To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion Date: 2002021514:56:27 Subject: Measurement Terminology Listen to this, If I say I have something that is "3 ft^2" (read: three feet squared), does that mean I'm talking about a square that is 3 by 3 or a square with sides that have an area that adds up to be 3? Alternatively, If I say I have something that is "3 square feet" (read: three square feet), does that mean I'm talking about a square that is 3 by 3 or a square with sides that have an area that adds up to be 3? I guess my basic question is, "Is there a difference between 'three feet squared' and 'three square feet'; and if so what is it? Thanks JPK
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