This square footage calculator finds the square footage of a house, room, property, lot or land with any of the following shape rectangle, triangle, trapezoid, square, circle or rhombus.


Length: *
Width: *
Edge 1: *
Edge 2: *
Edge 3: *
Top edge: *
Bottom edge: *
Left side: *
Right side: *
Radius: *
Base: *
Height: *
Side: *

Square footage formulas

The algorithm behind this square footage calculator uses the following formulas depending on the shape:

  • Triangle SF can be obtained if the 3 sides of the it are known:

SF triangle = Square root(S * (S - Edge 1) * (S - Edge 2) * (S - Edge 3))

Where S = (Edge 1 + Edge 2 + Edge 3) / 2

  • Rectangle requires the width and the length of the rectangle to be given:

SF rectangle = Length * Width

  • Square requires that its side to be provided:

SF square= Side * Side

  • Trapezoid calculation requires that the top edge, bottom edge, left side and right side to be known:

SF trapezoid = Height * (top edge + bottom edge) / 2

Where:

Height = (Square root(s * (s - l1) * (s - l2) * (s - l3))) / l3

l1 = left side

l2 = right side

l3 = bottom edge – top edge

s = (l1 + l2 + l3) / 2

  • Circle SF can be estimated in case the circle radius is known:

SF circle = π * Radius * Radius

Where: π = 3.14159265359

  • Rhombus requires that the base and its height to be given:

SF rhombus = Base * Height

Where:

SF = square footage

16 Apr, 2015 | 1 comments

1 Comments To This Article

  • Square Footage Calculator
    RANDY MORTON

    on Apr 22nd, 2015 at 14:59

    #1

    This is a very convenient tool. Thanks so much for making it available.

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