Surface measurements are part of our daily lives and answer our most common daily questions:
What is the area of this room?
What is the area of this apartment?
How many square meters of tiles do you need to cover this pool?
What is the area of this indoor soccer court?
What is the painted area of this wall?
Surface and area
Surface is a two-dimensional quantity, while area is the measure of this magnitude, therefore, a number.
The fundamental unit of surface is called square meter. The square meter (m2) is the measurement corresponding to the surface of a square with 1 meter side.
|square kilometer||square hectometer||square diameter||square meter||square decimeter||square centimeter||square millimeter|
|Core Unit||square meter||m2||1m2|
The dam2, Oh M2 and km2 are used to measure large surfaces while dm2, the cm2 and the mm2 They are used for small surfaces.
1) Read the following measurement: 12.56m2
It reads "12 square meters and 56 square centimeters". Each column of this table corresponds to one unit of area.
2) Read the following measurement: 178.3 m2
It reads "178 square meters and 30 square decimeters".
3) Read the following measurement: 0.917 dam2
It reads 9,170 square decimeters.
Agrarian measures are used to measure field surfaces, crops, pastures, farms, etc. The main unit of these measures is the are (The). It has one multiple, the hectare (there is), and a submultiple, the centiare (here).
|hectare (ha)||area)||centiare (ca)|
1 ha = 1hm2
1a = 1 dam2
1ca = 1m2