# Square Meters: The Importance in Measurement

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Square meters are a unit for measuring the area or the size of a 2D object such as your floors, roofs, and fields.
For measuring the meter dimension, choose a metric tape measure. Such a tape measure will make it easy to calculate square meters since they were designed in the same system of measurement. Use your measuring tape to measure one side of the object, from one corner to the other, note down your readings. If you can’t measure the entire length at once, do it in stages. Layout the measuring tool, then put down a rock or other small object precisely at an easy to remember mark. Pick up the tool and lay it down again, starting at the small object. Repeat until the entire length is covered, and add all your measurements together.
Unless the object you’re measuring is smaller than 1 meter, you can round to the nearest centimetre when making your measurements. For instance, if the width is slightly past the 1 meter 14-centimetre mark, just use “1m 14cm” as your measurement. Usually, the measurements won’t divide evenly into meters. Instead, you’ll have a measurement in both meters and centimetres. For example, 14cm = 0.14m, so 1m 14cm = 1.14m.
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(Original post by stephenlong1992)
Square meters are a unit for measuring the area or the size of a 2D object such as your floors, roofs, and fields.
For measuring the meter dimension, choose a metric tape measure. Such a tape measure will make it easy to calculate square meters since they were designed in the same system of measurement. Use your measuring tape to measure one side of the object, from one corner to the other, note down your readings. If you can’t measure the entire length at once, do it in stages. Layout the measuring tool, then put down a rock or other small object precisely at an easy to remember mark. Pick up the tool and lay it down again, starting at the small object. Repeat until the entire length is covered, and add all your measurements together.
Unless the object you’re measuring is smaller than 1 meter, you can round to the nearest centimetre when making your measurements. For instance, if the width is slightly past the 1 meter 14-centimetre mark, just use “1m 14cm” as your measurement. Usually, the measurements won’t divide evenly into meters. Instead, you’ll have a measurement in both meters and centimetres. For example, 14cm = 0.14m, so 1m 14cm = 1.14m.
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