Posted by **Reed** on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 9:29pm.

How many square inches are needed to cover a square foot? My Dad and I don't see eye to eye on this one--- My Dad says 144 I say the answer is 12 inches squared. Who is correct??

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 9:43pm
Your Dad is correct. It's 144 square inches. To cover a square foot you need 144 squares, each measuring 1 inch x 1 inch.

Your answer is just one step in arriving at the correct answer.

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**helper**, Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 9:47pm
1 square inches = 0.00694444 square feet

12 sq inches = 0.08333 sq ft

1 square ft = 144 sq inches

12 inches squared = 144 sq inches

you are both right

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**Bosnian**, Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 9:48pm
1 foot=12 in

(1 foot)^2 =(12 in)^2

1square foot = 144square inchs

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**Anonymous**, Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 5:09pm
do not have a answer

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