# What is the area in square meters of a 100 ft xx 150 ft rectangular yard?

Mar 20, 2016

$1 , 394 {\text{ m}}^{2}$

#### Explanation:

The first step is to convert the lengths of the rectangle from feet to meters. There are 3.281 feet in 1 meter (i.e., $1 \text{ m" = 3.281 " ft}$).

length = $100 \text{ ft" xx (1 " m")/(3.281 " ft")=30.5 " m}$

width = $150 \text{ ft" xx (1 " m")/(3.281 " ft")=45.7 " m}$

Area = length $\times$ width

Area = $30.5 \text{ m" xx 45.7 " m}$

Area = $1 , 394 {\text{ m}}^{2}$

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