How to Calculate Square Area in Meters

Written by kathryn hatter
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Calculate Square Area in Meters
Calculate square area in meters by using the basic area formula. (tape measure image by Alison Bowden from Fotolia.com)

Any area measurement is a squared measurement because the formula for area is multiplying the length of an area by the width. When you multiply those measurements, the answer is a squared unit. The unit of measurement is immaterial. Whether you use inches, feet, centimetres or meters, the formula for area is the same. Calculate square area in meters by working the basic formula for area.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Meter stick or metric tape measure
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Calculator

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the length of the area with a meter stick or a tape measure and write down that measurement. For example, measure the length of a garden plot to find it is 18 meters.

  2. 2

    Measure the width of the area and write down that measurement. Continuing the same example, measure the width of the garden plot to find it is 13 meters.

  3. 3

    Multiply the length measurement by the width measurement. Using the numbers from the example, you would multiply 18 meters by 13 meters to reach 234 square meters. This is the area of your garden plot in meters.

Tips and warnings

  • One meter equals approximately 3.3 feet. If you have an area measurement in feet, multiply that measurement by 0.3 to find the rough equivalent in meters.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.