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# How can I convert cubic feet to square feet?

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There is no direct conversion between cubic feet and square feet. Cubic feet refers to the three-dimensional volume of an object. Square feet refers to the surface area. It is possible to determine the square feet of an object's surface area using the dimensions from the cubic feet calculation.

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1. ### Isolate the length and width

The formula for cubic feet of a typical square or rectangular object is length multiplied by width multiplied by height. Since you just need length and width for square footage, eliminate the height and just note the length and width of the surface area.

2. ### Set up the area formula

Substitute the actual length and width in the formula. If the object is 8 feet tall, 3.5 feet long and 2 feet wide, for instance, the formula is 3.5 x 2.

3. ### Calculate the result in square feet

Determination the result from multiplying length by width. In the example, 3.5 x 2 = 7. Therefore, the object's area is 7 square feet. Since the object's height was 8 feet, its volume is 8 x 7, or 56 cubic feet. However, it is not accurate to say that 56 cubic feet always converts to 7 square feet, as an object that is 14 feet tall, 2 feet long and 2 feet wide also has this same volume in cubic feet, but it has a different area in square feet.

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To convert cubic meters to cubic feet, multiply the volume in cubic meters by 35.315 to get the volume in cubic feet. Each cubic meter is approximately equal to 35.3 cubic feet.

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To convert feet to square feet for a rectangular area, find the length of the area you are measuring, and multiply it by the width of the area. A square foot is a measurement unit equal to a square that measures one foot on each side.

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Square feet cannot be converted into feet because the two units measure different attributes of objects. Square feet are units of measurement for area, the space covered by an object, while feet are units of measurement for length and other measurements of the distance between two points.