Assuming a distance is measured in a straight line in feet, the number of feet equals the number of linear feet. If the number of feet traveled is not in a straight line, measure the straight-line distance in feet from start point to end point to determine linear feet.
- Determine the number of feet from the start point to end point in a straight line
Take the number of feet you want to convert to linear feet. Measure the number of feet from start to end in a straight line, if it is a physical measurement. For a math or science problem, the number of feet should be provided.
- Understand that no numeric conversion is required
Feet and linear feet are measurements that are equivalent terms when feet are measured in a straight line. You do not need to multiply the number of feet by any number to convert it to linear feet.
- Change the unit from feet to linear feet
Take the number of feet you have in a straight-line distance, and rewrite this number as the number of linear feet. For example, if you have 10 feet, this is equivalent to 10 linear feet.