Square inches
Physical unit | |
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Unit name | Square inches |
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Physical quantity (s) | surface |
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system | Anglo-American system of measurement |
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Derived from | inch |
See also: square feet |
A square inch , in the Anglo-American system of measurement (English square inch ), is a unit of area and corresponds to the area of a square with an edge length of one inch .
Since an inch is only 2.54 centimeters long in the Anglo-American system of measurement , a square inch has an area of 6.4516 square centimeters .
A foot is 12 inches long in this system, making one square foot 144 square inches .