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Postby Motherof8 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:19 pm

I know that a square foot = 144 inches 12 x 12. How many inches in a square inch? For instance, if you had 17 square inches, would you multiply 17 x 17?
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Postby stapel_eliz on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:02 pm

Motherof8 wrote:I know that a square foot = 144 inches 12 x 12.

Actually, it is 144 square inches (or 144 inches squared). The expression "144 inches" means "144 inches long in a straight line", which does not apply to "area". :wink:
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