How to Convert Square Feet to Meters

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The International System of Units (SI) defines a square meter as the unit of area. However, the United States and some other countries use a square-foot unit. On July 1, 1959, U.S. National Bureau of Standards defined that 1 foot is equal to 1,200/3,937 meter. This formula allows conversion from square feet to square meters.

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    To convert 1 foot to a meter, divide 1,200 by 3,937. This equals .3048 meter.

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    Obtain the formula to convert square feet to square meters: Square feet x (0.3048 x 0.3048) = square meters. Multiply .3048 by .3048 to get .0929. For example, to convert 250 square feet, multiply 250 by .0929 to get 23.225 square meters.

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    To convert square meters back to square feet use the formula: Square feet = square meters divided by 0.0929 For example, to convert 25 square meters, divide 25 by .0929 to get 269.107 square feet.

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