Jan. 17, 2021

Area unit converter

Convert area values, calculate averages for square meters, square feet square inches and other metric, customary and international units.

Conversion calculator

Enter numeric expression or value, with choice of units. Convert metric to multiple units simultaneously. Adjust precision or fractional display format.

Converted values table:

acre2.4711e-4 ac
hectare1.0e-4 ha
square centimeter1.0e+4 cm2
square foot10.76 sq.ft
square inch1,550 sq.in
square meter1 m2
square mile3.861e-7 sq.mi
square yard1.196 sq.yd
US Customary, Imperial
square foot10.76 sq.ft
square inch1,550 sq.in
square mile3.861e-7 sq.mi
square yard1.196 sq.yd
square centimeter1.0e+4 cm2
square kilometer1.0e-6 km2
square meter1 m2
square micrometer1.0e+12 µm2
square millimeter1.0e+6 mm2
circular inch1,974 circ.in
circular mil1.974e+9 cmil
American wire gauge-42.42 AWG


Control the number of decimal places using precision adjustments. Precison range is 0 to 20, with default = 4. Higher precision values will provide more accurate decimal values.

Fraction denominator

Results in systems marked with # will report values as a fraction. The most popular one being 16 used in Imperial and US Customary measurements. Change this to 32 for 1/32th or 64 for 1/64th marks to be reported.

Expressions or values as input

Numeric expressions evaluated into values

Conversion calculator accepts simple numeric expressions and formulae, that are evaluated internally into decimal numbers. Numeric values like integers, decimals, and scientific notation are also accepted.This is the only unit converter available online that meets this standard.

Why provide support for evaluating expressions in calculations?

This unit converter is designed to meet real world needs. Consider you are in a hardware store with a 5 foot board. You need to cut it into 6 equal pieces and the store needs the size of a single piece in meters or centimeters. This unit converter will accept an expression 5/6 in feet, and compute the fractional value for you without further headaches. It will then express this value in multiple unit systems of your choosing. This simple example shows the flexibility of allowing mathematical expressions as numeric inputs.

Currently mathematical operators +, -, *, /, and use of brackets ( ) are supported. Examples of usage of expressions and numbers are listed below.

Examples of expressions and numeric input values

Mixed fractions2 3/4 or 11/4
Complex fractions4.5/8.1
Simple expressions2/3 * (1 + 1/2) which reduces to 1
Complex expressions2.1 * (4/5 + 8/7)/(3 * (0.5 + 122/455))

Providing values for multi-unit systems

A single unit metric only requires one value. Measurement systems with multiple units can be used as groups like (yard, foot, inch). These require three values to be provided, one for each sub-unit. In such cases provide individual expressions or values with a comma (,) separation. For a (foot, inch) system the input can be 3.5, 1/16 which will be translated as foot=3 and inch=9/16. This feature does not show up in every measure. Length, area, volume, mass and time have multi-unit options.