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I've got these 2 floors plans as shown on the above link, Anyone know the square meters of both floor plans?


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If it told you the answer, you would never learn how to do it for next time, to find how many square metres you have, you multiply the distance of the long side by the distance the short side.

So if the shape was 3 x 5 you would have 15 square metres (3 x 5 = 15)

Like wise if the shape was 9 x 6 you would have 54 square metres (9 x 6 = 54)

If you have an "odd shape" you "break it down" into smaller pieces then apply as above to each piece, then add the resulting figures to give you the total. So in the case of above you would have a total area of 69 square metres (15 + 54 = 69)

You are always better to round up / over size as "most things" will have "natural wastage" (Bits you have to remove to make the item fit, but the removed bits are too small to be used anywhere else on the project)













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Which is correct? Metre or Meter? Click the link to find out more.

Working on anything electrical? have you got a multi meter? why not? Would you hit a nail with a shoe?

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Crikey, around about 55 years ago I learnt how to do this is junior school !


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Or if you are super lazy there are websites which do it for you

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Length x breadth. I learned this at about age 8 I’m sure.
This is why today’s exams are worthless. Dishing out passes for turning up.Nearly all of the young guys I work beside can’t do basic arithmetic,not maths but basic arithmetic.

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Oh dear oh dear. Can't spell metres either.


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arco_iris wrote:
Oh dear oh dear. Can't spell metres either.


I didn't want to point that out, glad you did. :thumbright:

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I did think this site was to help not take the mick. 130.66 square metres.


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stevei wrote:
I did think this site was to help not take the mick.


Helping people who lack certain diy skills, yet have an inclination, is one thing - basic education, however, is not our raison d'etre though (that's French).



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stevei wrote:
I did think this site was to help not take the mick.


Helping people who lack certain diy skills, yet have an inclination, is one thing - basic education, however, is not our raison d'etre though (that's French).


I agree.

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stevei wrote:
I did think this site was to help not take the mick.


Helping people who lack certain diy skills, yet have an inclination, is one thing - basic education, however, is not our raison d'etre though (that's French).


I agree.


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stevei wrote:
I did think this site was to help not take the mick. 130.66 square metres.


This site is all about help, and DIY, how has giving an answer to a simple maths question helping? it isn't.

If some one asks "what is this bit for" and posts a picture and then a while later a person says, "oh, that is a xbt" that helps as there is no way you can find out by looking at it, but a simple maths question, just needs a bit of help explaining how to do something that most of us learnt at junior school.

We are helping, and like wise the wrong adjective was used which was pointed out to the OP.

We really do like to help.

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Which is correct? Metre or Meter? Click the link to find out more.

Working on anything electrical? have you got a multi meter? why not? Would you hit a nail with a shoe?

If gloom had a voice, it would be me. :mrgreen:

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We really do like to help.


We did, OP got his answer (though I didn't check the workings) and the mods didn't moan at us!

But I think you'll find it was a noun not an adjective, you just can't get the educational standard of forum members these days....... :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Junior school maths. :scratch:

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I objected to the fact that some on this forum and others think it is fair to insult others lack of knowledge without knowing anything about the person they are insulting. I could pick holes in the grammar and punctuation in most of the replies on this site but would consider that a bit pedantic.



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