Q:

# How do you calculate linear feet?

A:

Linear feet is calculated by adding the lengths of points connected by straight lines. For example, the perimeter around a house can be measured in linear feet. Square feet measures area, and linear feet measures length.

## Keep Learning

Credit: Blend Images - Mike Kemp Brand X Pictures Getty Images

Two areas that measure the same square feet can have different perimeters, hence differing values for linear feet, if they’re shaped differently. For example, a rectangle that measures 8 feet long and 2 feet wide has an area of 16 square feet (length x width) and a perimeter of 20 linear feet (2 x (length + width), while a square that measures 4 feet by 4 feet has the same area but a perimeter of 16 linear feet.

Sources:

## Related Questions

• A: Size is relative; therefore, six inches can be small or large when compared to other lengths. Six inches is very close to, but slightly shorter than, the l... Full Answer >
Filed Under:
• A: Swimming approximately 64 lengths in a 25-meter pool equals one mile. If one lap equals two lengths, approximately 32 repetitions in a pool of this size ar... Full Answer >
Filed Under:
• A: A zigzag is a line pattern that results when diagonal straight lines combine at opposite points. By definition, a zigzag is a line or progression featuring... Full Answer >
Filed Under:
• A: Linear footage is the same as length; if a man is 6 feet tall, then he has 6 linear feet. Linear means "straight line." The straight distance from point A ... Full Answer >
Filed Under:
PEOPLE SEARCH FOR