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Conversion Factors:

  • Square Feet to Square Inches: 1 square feet= 144 square inches
  • Square Inches to Square Feet: 1 square inch = 1/144 square feet

How to Convert Square Feet to Square Inches:

To convert square feet to square inches, multiply the number of square feet by 144.

Square Inches=Square Feet×144

Example:

Convert 5 square feet to square inches.

Square Inches=5×144=720 square inches

How to Convert Square Inches to Square Feet:

To convert square inches to square feet, divide the number of square inches by 144.

Square Feet=Square Inches/144

Example:

Convert 288 square inches to square feet.

Square Feet=288/144=2 square feet

Square Feet to Square Inches Conversion Table

Square Feet (sq ft)Square Inches (sq in)
1 sq ft144 sq in
2 sq ft288 sq in
3 sq ft432 sq in
4 sq ft576 sq in
5 sq ft720 sq in
6 sq ft864 sq in
7 sq ft1008 sq in
8 sq ft1152 sq in
9 sq ft1296 sq in
10 sq ft1440 sq in
20 sq ft2880 sq in
30 sq ft4320 sq in
40 sq ft5760 sq in
50 sq ft7200 sq in
60 sq ft8640 sq in
70 sq ft10080 sq in
80 sq ft11520 sq in
90 sq ft12960 sq in
100 sq ft14400 sq in

sq ft to sq inch Conversion Chart

Square Inches to Square Feet Conversion Table

Square Inches (sq in)Square Feet (sq ft)
1 sq in0.0069 sq ft
2 sq in0.0139 sq ft
3 sq in0.0208 sq ft
4 sq in0.0278 sq ft
5 sq in0.0347 sq ft
6 sq in0.0417 sq ft
7 sq in0.0486 sq ft
8 sq in0.0556 sq ft
9 sq in0.0625 sq ft
10 sq in0.0694 sq ft
20 sq in0.1389 sq ft
30 sq in0.2083 sq ft
40 sq in0.2778 sq ft
50 sq in0.3472 sq ft
60 sq in0.4167 sq ft
70 sq in0.4861 sq ft
80 sq in0.5556 sq ft
90 sq in0.6250 sq ft
100 sq in0.6944 sq ft

sq inch to sq ft Conversion Chart

Difference Between Square Feet to Square Inches

AspectSquare FeetSquare Inches
Unit TypeSquare feet is a unit of area used primarily in the United States.Square inches is also a unit of area but used for much smaller measurements.
UsageCommonly used to measure larger areas such as rooms, houses, or plots of land.Often used to measure smaller surfaces like furniture, electronics, or books.
Conversion Factor1 square foot is equivalent to 144 square inches.1 square inch is equivalent to 0.00694 square feet.
ScaleSuitable for applications where a larger unit is practical, reducing the magnitude of values used.Useful when precise, small-scale measurements are needed.
Typical ApplicationReal estate, architecture, and interior design often use square feet for floor plans and building layouts.Crafts, textiles, and manufacturing use square inches for detailing and small parts.
PrecisionLess precise when used for small objects due to its larger size.Provides more precision due to its smaller size, important in detailed measurements.
DocumentationTypically used in documents like real estate listings, building permits, and architectural plans.Used in manufacturing blueprints, design sketches, and technical specifications.
Cultural UsagePredominantly used in the United States, still standard in countries using the Imperial system.Also used mainly in the Imperial system, less common in countries using the metric system.

1. Solved Examples on Converting Square Feet to Square Inches

Example 1

Convert 1 square foot to square inches.

Square Inches=1 sq ft×144 sq in/sq ft=144 sq in

Example 2

Convert 3 square feet to square inches.

Square Inches=3 sq ft×144 sq in/sq ft=432 sq in

Example 3

Convert 7 square feet to square inches.

Square Inches=7 sq ft×144 sq in/sq ft=1008 sq in

Example 4

Convert 12 square feet to square inches.

Square Inches=12 sq ft×144 sq in/sq ft=1728 sq in

Example 5

Convert 25 square feet to square inches.

Square Inches=25 sq ft×144 sq in/sq ft=3600 sq in

2. Solved Examples on Converting Square Inches to Square Feet

Example 1

Convert 144 square inches to square feet.

Square Feet=144 sq in144 sq in/sq ft=1 sq ft

Example 2

Convert 288 square inches to square feet.

Square Feet=288 sq in144 sq in/sq ft=2 sq ft

Example 3

Convert 450 square inches to square feet.

Square Feet=450 sq in144 sq in/sq ft=3.125 sq ft

Example 4

Convert 720 square inches to square feet.

Square Feet=720 sq in144 sq in/sq ft=5 sq ft

Example 5

Convert 1000 square inches to square feet.

Square Feet=1000 sq in144 sq in/sq ft=6.944 sq ft

Are there any common errors to avoid when converting square feet to square inches?

A common error is forgetting to multiply by the correct conversion factor (144). Another error is not rounding off the resulting figure when necessary for practical use.

What is the smallest area that can still be accurately converted from square feet to square inches?

Any small area measured in square feet can be converted to square inches accurately. Since the conversion factor is a constant, even tiny fractions of a square foot can be converted to a precise number of square inches.

Can the conversion from square feet to square inches be applied to areas of irregular shapes?

Yes, as long as the area in question is measured in square feet, it can be converted to square inches using the factor of 144, regardless of the shape.

What tools are available to help convert square feet to square inches?

Many online calculators and conversion apps can automatically convert square feet to square inches. Additionally, construction calculators and some smartphone apps specifically designed for builders and architects include this functionality.

How do I convert square feet to square inches for non-rectangular areas?

First, determine the area in square feet using the appropriate formula for the shape (e.g., triangle, circle). Then, multiply the result by 144 to convert it to square inches.

Can I convert square feet to square inches for three-dimensional objects?

No, square feet and square inches are units of area, not volume. For three-dimensional objects, you need to convert cubic feet to cubic inches or another volume measurement.