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    maths question for all those good with numbers!

    I just cant work out how to begin working this one out!

    ok I have made a 50 metre square with netting (or as close to square as the 50 metre roll would go!)
    what i need to know is how many square feet are within my square???

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    538 feet
    There's about10.75 ish to a metre

    When you say "50 metre square", do you mean a square of area 50 m2? or a square with sides of length 50m?

    Original Poster

    I had a roll of netting that was 50 metres long

    Mardyass;8769177

    I had a roll of netting that was 50 metres long



    how wide?

    Original Poster

    lprangle21;8769186

    how wide?

    im getting confused myself lol

    ok its a roll of poultry netting and there was 50 metres on the roll,i used this to make a square enclosure to split up some chickens,its the inside area of this enclosure in square feet that i wanted to find out

    or should i say "floor space" within the enclosure

    If its sides of 50m then its an area of 2500m^2 which is 26909 feet^2

    Mardyass;8769196

    im getting confused myself lolok its a roll of poultry netting and there … im getting confused myself lolok its a roll of poultry netting and there was 50 metres on the roll,i used this to make a square enclosure to split up some chickens,its the inside area of this enclosure in square feet that i wanted to find outor should i say "floor space" within the enclosure



    But how wide is the roll?

    Op needs to be clear about the dimensions but my iPhone app says 50 m2 = 538.2 ft2

    Original Poster

    bigfoot100;8769205

    But how wide is the roll?



    50 metres long 1.2 metres high

    ahhh ok then thats 1,681 sq ft

    so 60 square meters and 645 square feet

    Original Poster

    I'm even more confused now with different findings lolol

    Oh i think i understand what you want it would be each side of 12.5 metres therefore 156.25 square meter's 1681.875 square feet

    50 m is the perimeter of the square so each side is 50/4 = 12.5m long.
    12.5m = 41.01ft so the sq ft = 41.01 x 41.01
    =1681.9 sq ft

    Sorry for the confusion I completely misunderstood your question lol.

    Original Poster

    Bluerinse;8769250

    50 m is the perimeter of the square so each side is 50/4 = 12.5m … 50 m is the perimeter of the square so each side is 50/4 = 12.5m long.12.5m = 41.01ft so the sq ft = 41.01 x 41.01=1681.9 sq ft

    superb thankyou:thumbsup:

    My tuppance 511.81 sqft

    50 divided by 4 (Walls) = 12.5 x 12.5 to get sq m = 156sq m

    *Edit I converted after getting sq m.

    50m roll therefore each side of square= 12.5 m
    Area = 12.5*12.5 metres squared = 156.25 m2
    1m= 3.28 feet

    Therefore, 156.25*3.28*3.28= 1681 ft squared

    calico_cat;8769305

    50m roll therefore each side of square= 12.5 mArea = 12.5*12.5 metres … 50m roll therefore each side of square= 12.5 mArea = 12.5*12.5 metres squared = 156.25 m21m= 3.28 feetTherefore, 156.25*3.28*3.28= 1681 ft squared



    And I've seen my mistake. D'oh. Should have converted to feet first then wouldn't have suffered looking like a fool

    i'm afraid your not necessarily right. it depends on how the square is laid (you forgot to take the thickness of the netting into account)
    http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/5019/20785997.png
    1681ft will work only for the first one

    third one is = 1097feet

    second one is 12.5+1.2 x 12.5 x 3.28 squared = 1358 square feet
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