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conv. linear feet to square feet

conv. linear feet to square feet
by suzie tradd on 04/26/05 at 18:42:49

I have a kidney shaped pool and need to calculate the square footage of the pool.  Since the curves are not the same, I measured the linear ft and thought to div. by 4 to make sides and mult. two sides together for the sq. footage.  Is this right?  Can anybody help me?  Thanks.

Re: conv. linear feet to square feet
by john_apostle on 04/26/05 at 19:05:56

Now you've done it!  (-:
Good question.   Help somebody!!!

Re: conv. linear feet to square feet
by Robert Fogt on 04/27/05 at 01:40:45

No that wont give you the correct result.

For calculating the area of an irregular polygon, you need to separate into triangles, and calculate the area of the triangles separately, then add them together.

Measure each side and draw the rectangle, then measure and draw one of the diagonals. This separates your pool into two triangles, and since you'd know all three sides of both triangles, you can calculate the square footage of both.

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