How to Convert Inches to Square Feet in Excel (2 Easy Methods)

It is pretty common to feel the need to change units of quantities during a calculation. One of the most frequent conversions needed is the conversion of inches to square feet. In this article, I will show you 2 suitable ways to convert inches to square feet in Excel.


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2 Easy Methods to Convert Inches to Square Feet in Excel

Say, we have a dataset of 5 values that are in the inch unit. We need to convert these values to the square feet unit. Now, for converting to square feet from inches, at first, we have to get the square inch values from the inch values. Follow any of the methods stated below to accomplish your final square feet results.

Convert Inches to Square Feet


1. Use Division Functionality to Convert Inches to Square Feet

You can convert inches to square feet in Excel by simply using the division functionality of Excel. Go through the steps below to do this. 👇

📌 Steps:

  • At first, you need to get the square inch value from the inch value. To do this, click on the C5 cell and put an equal sign (=) to write a formula.
  • Subsequently, write the following formula to get the square inch value of the respective inch value.

=B5^2

Get the Square Inch Value from Inches Value

  • As a result, you will get the square inch value of the respective inch value. Now, drag the fill handle below to get all the square inch values from the respective inch values.

Drag the Fill Handle to Copy Formula

  •  As a result, you will get all the square inch values from the respective inch values.

All Square Inch Values from the Inch Values

  •  Next, to convert to the square feet unit, click on the D5 cell and then, put an equal sign(=) to write a formula.
  • Subsequently, write C5/144. We divided the C5 cell by 144 because 1 square feet= 144 inches. Another thing, in Excel, we use the forward-slash(/) sign to perform division.

Use the Division Functionality to Convert Inches to Square Feet

  • Consequently, we have converted the inch value to the square feet value. Now, drag the fill handle below to copy the division formula and convert all the square inch values to the square feet values.

Drag the Fill Handle to Copy Same Formula

Thus, we have converted all our inch values to square feet values. And, the result will look like this. 👇

All Square Feet Values from the Inch Values

Read More: How to Convert Inches to Feet and Inches in Excel (5 Handy Methods)


2. Use the CONVERT Function to Convert Inches to Square Feet

You can also convert inches to square feet in Excel by using the CONVERT function of Excel.

The CONVERT function is a function in Excel that is used to convert a measurement from one unit to another unit. It has mainly 3 arguments. Such as:

number: This argument requires the number which you want to convert from one unit to another.

from_unit: This argument requires the unit from which you want to convert.

to_unit:  This argument requires the unit to which you want to convert.

Introduction to the CONVERT Function

Go through the steps below to accomplish your desired result using this function. 👇

📌 Steps:

  • At first, you need to get the square inch value from the inch value. To do this, click on the C5 cell and put an equal sign (=) to write a formula.
  • Subsequently, write the following formula to get the square inch value of the respective inch value.
=B5^2

Get the Square Inch Value from Inches Value

  • As a result, you will get the square inch value of the respective inch value. Now, drag the fill handle below to get all the square inch values from the respective inch values.

Drag the Fill Handle to Copy Formula

  •  As a result, you will get all the square inch values from the respective inch values.

All Square Inches Values from the Inches Values

  • Next, to convert to the square feet unit, click on the D5 cell and subsequently, write the following formula.
=CONVERT(C5,"in^2","ft^2")

Use the CONVERT Function to Convert Inches to Square Feet Values

  • As a result, the respective square inch value will convert to the square feet value. Next, drag the fill handle below to copy the formula to all the cells below.

Drag the Fill Handle to Copy the Same Formula

Thus, all the inch values given will be converted into square feet values. And, the result will look like this. 👇

All Square Feet Values from Given Inches Values

Read More: How to Convert Feet to Inches in Excel (4 Quick Methods)


Conclusion

So, in this article, I have shown you 2 quick methods to convert inches to square feet in Excel. Follow any of these methods to accomplish your desired result. I hope you find this article helpful and informative. If you have any further queries or recommendations, please feel free to contact me. And, visit ExcelDemy for many more articles like this. Thank you!


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Tanjim Reza

Tanjim Reza

Hello! I am Md. Tanjim Reza Tanim. I have just completed my B.Sc from Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Department, BUET. Currently, I am working as an Excel & VBA content developer. I always had a great fascination with Microsoft Excel and its cool functions and formulas. Here, I am learning every day about new functions and formulas and working on applying MS Excel to the analysis of our real-life problems. I have great enthusiasm for learning any kind of new things, writing articles, and solving real-life problems.

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