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working out square meterage ... help please

(12 Posts)
Twiglett Mon 25-Jul-05 18:13:05

brain-freeze

735 cm long
42cm wide

how many metres square?

<ow it hurts, it hurts>

janeybops Mon 25-Jul-05 18:39:22

is it 3.087 square metres???????

ouch that hurt

Twiglett Mon 25-Jul-05 18:40:23

I actually think its 30

don't think it could be 3 cos its over 7 metres long

ow .. ow .. ow

Twiglett Mon 25-Jul-05 18:40:56

I meant thanks Janey

okapi Mon 25-Jul-05 18:44:49

f it's 7.35m long x .42m wide it would be 3 not 30 - like multiplying 7 by a half

Twiglett Mon 25-Jul-05 18:51:16

really? I am so bad at this

ok another one for you

box of tiles .. each tile is 10 x 10cm and there are 10 in a box .. is that 1 square metre

okapi Mon 25-Jul-05 18:54:34

no

Ameriscot2005 Mon 25-Jul-05 18:54:52

No, that's 0.1 sqm

0.1 x 0.1 x 10

okapi Mon 25-Jul-05 18:54:53

Twiglett Mon 25-Jul-05 18:57:17

okapi Mon 25-Jul-05 18:58:00

was going to explain - 1m x 1m = 1 sq m - agree?

then 100cm x 100cm = 10,000cm = which = 1 sq m

do you folow?

so 10cm x 10cm x 10 only = 1,000 i.e. 0.1 sq m

Twiglett Mon 25-Jul-05 19:00:23

so I got the square meterage wrong and the coverage of the tiles wrong

BUT

if I'd done it my way I'd have still ended up with the right number of packs of tiles

SNURK

<this is why DH hates me >

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