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Posted 2008-03-01 13:07:31
So if one were converting the price per SQUARE FOOT to square meter one would take the price per foot and multiply times 3.
So if a condo was listed at 250 per square foot it would equal 750 per square meter...correct?
Posted 2008-03-01 13:14:44
Not even close.
Think of your floor tiles.
Lets say 1 floor tile is 1'
And for arguments sake lets say 3' = 1m (it doesn't its 1m = 3.28083989501')
Now a square of tiles 1' x 1' would contain 1 tile , but a square of 3 x 3 1' tiles would contain 9 1' tiles.
Posted 2008-03-01 13:23:13
Thanks guys...math and geometry was obviously never my strong suit
I am working on a post comparing current costs for condos in USA (post bust) with prices in Thailand (pre-bust??). I need this info to get my conversion prices correct.
Edited by jonniebkk, 2008-03-01 13:25:53.
Posted 2008-03-01 13:24:55
If obtaining tiles for floor they will normally consider 1 box of 12"x12" (10 tiles) as enough for one square meter (there is gout around each so that seems to work out pretty good).
Posted 2008-03-01 13:43:28
If you are selling an apartment to me and you want to use that conversion then you are right and I will save a lot of money!
Imagine that all the tiles on the cube were 1 foot x 1 foot [forget about the depth] 3 feet = approx 1 metre. Taking the bottom of the red side - the overall dimension is 1 foot x 3 feet (or approx 1 metre)= 1 sq ft + 1sq ft + 1 sq ft = 3 sq ft. So not only you will have to have the bottom row but also the middle and top rows so to convert sq ft into sq yds (or approx sq m.) multiply by 9 and not 3!
Go to 'Google' & put into the search box convert 10sq ft into sq m and then click search and it will come up 10 (sq feet) = 0.9290304 sq meters I have just used 10 as an example.
Edited by mr_hippo, 2008-03-01 13:51:29.
Posted 2008-03-01 13:49:36
Yeah, my tiles have shingles as well
Posted 2008-03-01 15:23:58
I also have gout so that is normally what my fingers want to type.
Posted 2008-03-01 17:04:50
A nifty trick to do a quick conversion of measures or currencies when using the Google search engine: simply type the question into the search box. You can write a full sentence like “how much is 1 square metre in square feet?” or simply “1 square metre in square feet” (It works also with American spelling)
Posted 2008-03-01 21:21:29
Thanks again...and the Rubic's Cube a great graphic depiction...I suspect we have some math teachers among us here
So if a condo sells for 100 [insert relevant currency unit] per square foot, that would be equal to 900 per square meter...correct?
Approximately...I round it to 1 meter = 3 feet
Posted 2008-03-01 21:46:44
For normal conversion (not exact) use 10 sq feet per 1 sq meter. So a price of 100 per sq foot would be 1000 per sq meter
Posted 2008-03-01 21:53:41
Johnnybkk, if you think it is correct to round 10.7639104167 off to 9, then your calculation is correct., but it is a highly unusual way of rounding off a number.
Posted 2008-03-01 22:18:10
Why doesn't that work for me?
Posted 2008-03-01 22:27:32
1 (square meter) = 10.7639104 square feet
More about calculator.
Search for documents containing the terms 1 square meter in square feet.
Works for me using meter rather than metre.
Posted 2008-03-01 22:45:36
Percy, are you sure you're using the Google search engine?
Last time I did it with Firefox, this time with Internet Explorer. I works even when I load up www.google.ch
Posted 2008-03-01 22:51:39
In the first screen shot I had used metre in the question and Google translated it to meter in the result. Can’t blame them, they’re based in the USA. (Litre, on the other hand, doesn’t get translated)
Posted 2008-03-02 00:15:24
Posted 2008-03-02 00:47:49
Sorry...I wasn't paying attention, of course it should be rounded to 11. Thanks again all.
Posted 2008-03-02 00:48:13
That’s weird. I have no explanation for it.
Reimar, any idea? (Let's wait for him to come online in the morning)
Posted 2008-03-02 06:39:01
In the first screen shot I had used metre in the question and Google translated it to meter in the result. Can't blame them, they're based in the USA. (Litre, on the other hand, doesn't get translated)
Sorry a bit off topic, but why do people use google USA unless there Amarican ?
The content of the Google directory is based on the Open Directory based in Google Ireland = UK/Europe, the problem is so many people use MS and add google from it = the American version.
It is or for me much easier to download the Google UK search engine.
Posted 2008-03-02 07:14:52
The answer is in the search terms.
Maestro searched under "1 square metre in square feet" and Percy "1 square metre in feet". If Percy does it again and inserts a second "square", he'll get the same result as Maestro.
Posted 2008-03-02 07:35:28
Try searching "1 gallon in pints" on google.co.uk and you'll get the answer in American units.
Posted 2008-03-02 07:54:00
Strange......... I used cut & paste 1 gallon in pints
Google came up with
<h2 class="r">1 Imperial gallon = 8 Imperial pints</h2> More about calculator.
I am using Firefox 3 version b3 with the English Dictorery
Posted 2008-03-02 10:43:27
the problem is the exact formula! If that isn't ok, the output is wrong.
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