The easiest way is to go into Google and enter "12 feet x 12 feet in square
meters" (without the quotation marks) and you will get the answer - 13.378.
It also works for currency and any other conversions.
The metric system was invented by the Froggies, basically to confuse us all.
What's wrong with feet, yards, chains, rods. poles & perches, pounds,
ounces, gallons and degrees Fahrenheit?
Our friends the Americans have never adopted the metric system and of course
they must be right (except their gallon isn't the same as ours).
Unfortunately metric/imperial conversion was one of the causes of the
failure of one of the US missions to Mars.
The American date format is confusing - for instance 10/11/07 in the UK is
10th November 2007, but in the US, it's the 11th of October 2007. How many
appointments have been missed or followed up too early by months because of
I'm off now to get a life!
Terry D. (17/11/07)
As an 'old un' I've worked in imperial and metric - as a paradox, I find the
millimetres, centimetres and metres easier to 'sort out' but still measure
road distances in miles as kilometres are like 'black holes' and I simply
hate gramms and hectares :-)
Now give me 'new' pence to work out anytime - "old" pence was just too
complicated - 240 of the beggars to a pound!!
They partially use the metric system - but the've done that for years with
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