Square inch

A square inch (plural: square inches) is a unit of area, equal to the area of a square with sides of one inch. The following symbols are used to denote square inches:
*square in
*sq inches, sq inch, sq in
*inches/-2, inch/-2, in/-2
*inches^2, inch^2, in^2
*inches², inch², in²

The square inch is a common unit of measurement in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Equivalence with other units of area

1 square inch (assuming an international inch) is equal to: (the overbars indicate repeating decimals)
* square feet (1 square foot is equal to 144 square inches)
* square yards (1 square yard is equal to 1,296 square inches)
* square centimetres (1 square centimetre is equal to nowrap|0.155 000 310… square inches)
* square metres (1 square metre is equal to nowrap|1,550.003 100… square inches)

See also

* 1 E-1 m² for a comparison with other areas
* Cubic inch
* Orders of magnitude (area)
* Conversion of units
* Area (geometry)
* Square (algebra), square root


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