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# How many linear meters are in a square meter?

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Linear meters cannot be converted to square meters. A linear meter is used to measure only one side of an object: its length, width or height. A measurement in square meters calculates the flat area a shape covers.

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Area is determined by multiplying a shape's length by its width. Sometimes, these measurements are determined in linear meters. For instance, a small garden is 5 meters wide and 8 meters long. These are linear measurements. The area of the garden is 5 x 8, or 40 square meters. However, a small area, such as a book cover, is measured in centimeters. The linear measurements of a book are 20 centimeters in length and 10 centimeters in width. The area of the book cover is 200 square centimeters.

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One meter equals 100 centimeters, so centimeters can be converted to meters by dividing the number of centimeters by 100 or multiplying the number by 0.01. For example, to convert 2,000 centimeters to meters, divide 2,000 by 100 for a total of 20 meters.

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To calculate the Body Mass Index, or BMI, convert the weight and height to kilograms and meters, find the square of the height, and divide the weight by the square of the height. Refer to the BMI chart to determine the weight status of underweight, normal, overweight and obese.

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Changing square feet to square meters requires use of basic conversion where one square meter equals 10.76 square feet. Hence, one square foot equals approximately 0.093 square meters. A house that has 2,500 square feet is 232.5 square meters in size.