How to Calculate Square Footage

Square Footage Calculator


What is Square Foot

Square foot is a unit of area measurement equal to a square measuring one foot on all sides. This unit of measurement is mainly used in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and some other countries. It is commonly used in architecture, real estate and interior space plans. Its symbol is a simple square with a vertical line bisecting it, ⏍

Calculations

See Formulas.

Formulas

Rectangle:

r = wh

Where:
r = square footage of rectangle
w = width or base of the rectangle
h = height of the rectangle
Square:

s = a²

Where:
s = square footage of square
a = measurement of one side of the square
Circle:

c = πr²

Where:
c = square footage of circle
π = pi or 3.14159265359
r = radius of the circle
Trapezoid:

t =  h/2 (b1 + b2)

Where:
t = square footage of trapezoid
h = height of the trapezoid
b1 = bottom width of the trapezoid
b2 = top width of the trapezoid
Parallelogram:

p =  bh

Where:
p = square footage of parallelogram
b = base or width of the parallelogram
h = height of the parallelogram
Ellipse:

e =  πr1r2

Where:
p = square footage of ellipse
π = pi or 3.14159265359
r1 = radius of the narrowest portion of the ellipse
r2 = radius of the widest portion of the ellipse


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