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    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

    Calculating Area of Floor Plan: [picture included]-diagram_sqft.jpg

    What is the correct geometry term for calculating area based of squares/rectangles in this manner?
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    Re: Calculating Area of Floor Plan: [picture included]

    Quote Originally Posted by allyourbass2212 View Post
    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.
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    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
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