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    HOw do I convert Feet and inches into square yards?

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    Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard

    There are 12 inches in a foot
    there are 3 feet to a yard
    there are 36 inches in a yard
    there are 36 x 36 = 1296 square inches in a square yard
    there are 3 x 3 feet = 9 square feet in a square yard

    if you are working with feet and inches, it is best to convert the feet to inches until your final calculations, it's just easier that way.
    I usually will work out a problem both ways as a way to double check my work. It's just that in the working world mistakes can cost a lot of money.
    Last edited by Sandra; 11-12-2007, 08:38 AM. Reason: to add comment about working problems out both ways to double check results

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    • #3
      Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard

      I work for a concrete and asphalt company and here at work we calculate length x width = square feet.

      We then divide by 9 to calculate the square yards.

      So, for example:

      29'5" x 20' = 590 square feet

      590sf / 9 = 65.56 square yards.

      To convert square yards to cubic yards (in case you need to know this):

      Take your total amount of square yards (65.56sy) x 9 (sq ft in a yard) x depth (4" sidewalk or 6" driveway or 8" street, etc) then divide by 324 = cubic yards

      So, 65.56 sy x 9 x 6" (driveway) = 16.39 cubic yards of concrete needed.

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      • #4
        Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard

        so how much would be 75 feet and 6 inches?

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        • #5
          Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard

          You would need to know the length and width.
          I guess that was what you were really asking.

          length x width = square area

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          • #6
            Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard

            By using Sandra's info above, you now know that there are 9 sq ft in 1 sq yd.

            So, now all you have to do is just divide your total amount of square feet by 9 to get your answer of total square yards.

            For example:

            75'6" / 9 = 8.4 sq yds

            12 feet / 9 = 1.33 sq yds

            47' 3 " / 9 = 5.25 sq yds

            100 feet / = 11.11 sq yds

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            • #7
              Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard

              One of my favorite math teachers said that math isn't learned from a book but actually from the point of a sharp pencil.

              You will find that you learn more just by playing with the numbers. If we give you all the answers it won't help next time you have to do a similar problem.

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              • #8
                Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard

                i don't know how to convert feet an yards into inches

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                • #9
                  Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard

                  Originally posted by ronald
                  i don't know how to convert feet an yards into inches
                  1 yd = 3 ft = 36 in

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                  • #10
                    Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard

                    how do i convert 12ft 5in (length) and 8ft 8in (width) to square yards

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                    • #11
                      Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard

                      Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                      how do i convert 12ft 5in (length) and 8ft 8in (width) to square yards
                      1 yd = 3 ft = 36 in
                      So 12 ft 5 in = 12/3 + 5/36 yd = 4.1389 yd
                      8 ft 8 in = 8/3 + 8/36 yd = 2.8889 yd
                      The area is the product, 11.96 yd²

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                      • #12
                        Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard

                        Originally posted by bella View Post
                        HOw do I convert Feet and inches into square yards?
                        10,000 sq. ft. = sq. yds.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard

                          Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                          10,000 sq. ft. = sq. yds.
                          1 yd² = 9 ft² so divide by 9.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard

                            how do i convert 6 yards into inches?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Converting feet and inches into square yard

                              Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                              how do i convert 6 yards into inches?
                              1 yd = 36 inches. So just multiply by 36

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