# Calculating Area of Floor Plan: [picture included]

• Jun 29th 2012, 03:56 AM
allyourbass2212
Calculating Area of Floor Plan: [picture included]
Just wanted to make sure I am doing this correctly, calculating sq footage of a one story building. I wanted to make sure I am doing it correctly

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What is the correct geometry term for calculating area based of squares/rectangles in this manner?
• Jun 29th 2012, 05:19 AM
Prove It
Re: Calculating Area of Floor Plan: [picture included]
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Originally Posted by allyourbass2212
Just wanted to make sure I am doing this correctly, calculating sq footage of a one story building. I wanted to make sure I am doing it correctly

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What is the correct geometry term for calculating area based of squares/rectangles in this manner?

Your working looks fine. And I think "mensuration" is the word you are looking for.
• Jul 3rd 2012, 12:31 AM
Wilmer
Re: Calculating Area of Floor Plan: [picture included]
Or take the full rectangle: 92(40) = 3680
Subtract the 3 "missing" rectangles: 20(16) + 16(8) + 20(16) = 768
3680 - 768 = 2912