Lads I know this may sound like a really daft question but please bear with me....?....lol... When a flooring pack quotes 4.96sq m, what does that mean.....4.96metres b 1 metre....or 4,96 metres by 4.96 metres?....my suspicion is the former but need to check to work our my costings and to avoid over or under ordering.... cheers for your help n advice..
yep it sounds daft! 4.96m2 is the area of floor it will cover. so if your room is 5m x 4m = 20m2, so divide this by 4.96 and you will find out how many packs you need.
We really must get the hang of saying sq.m (square metres) when we mean sq.m, and m² (metres squared) when we mean m². In audi's example 20m² = 400sq.m. Sq.m means x1. m² means x itself. Mr. HandyAndy - really
********! The Weights and Measures (Quantity Marking and Abbreviations of Units) regulations 1987 define the accepted abbreviation for square metre as m2
Alright evo. If I ask you to give me 4m² of carpet, how much carpet is that ? Is that 4x1(4) or 4x4(16) Mr. HandyAndy - really
Handy raises a good point, something I will try and remember to adhere to. Funny that none of my tutors in college have picked up on this, I have answered many questions in test papers using the wrong abbreviation. Nice one Handy
Sorry Andy,Audio is correct,not only is it the accepted abbreviation , it is the correct Symbol.So no matter what way you try to confirm your thoughts,your wrong:0
handy, i would give you 4m x 1m, as i8 do every day as i own flooring shops, if you asked for 16m2 i would give you 4m x 4m.
OK. Clever clogs. You tell me how to write down(using correct terminology/symbols): 4m x4m (4metres squared) and 4m x 1m (4 square metres) Mr. HandyAndy - really
handy, i would give you 4m x 1m, as i8 do every day as i own flooring shops, if you asked for 16m2 i would give you 4m x 4m. But Audi, I wanted 4m² (4 metres squared), which is what I wrote down. I didn't write down 4sq.m Mr. HandyAndy - really
Like any other equation,do the maths then add your symbol. If you are gonna try and be clever, write this out in words: 4² Let me try.... Four to the power of two ? ie. 4 x 4 Mr. HandyAndy - really
m2 is the accepted abbreviation for square metre, this is commonly used by everyone (except you) 4m2 does not mean 4m x 4m it means four square metres.
look at it this way you have four expressed as 4 then you have square metres expressed as m2 so 4m2 means for square metres. Area has always been m2
Audi, how then do you express an area that is 4m x 4m. Is that not 4metres squared ? 4m² Mr. HandyAndy - really
I am certainly not trying to be clever Andy. In my first post on the subject I pointed out that your wrong and no matter how you try wriggle your still wrong.
malc, answer the questions I posed then, if you are so right, and I am so wrong. Prove me wrong, please. Mr. HandyAndy - really
4m x 4m = 16m2 ooh look woodland floors advert is on telly advertising their products in ........ m2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From your link Audi, but a square kilometre is one million times the area of a square metre. or 1000m x 1000m = 1 km² That's 1000m up the side x 1000m along the bottom. So 2 km² is 2000m up the side x 2000m along the bottom. That's 4 square km, NOT 2 square km Mr. HandyAndy - really