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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??

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. 
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 
1 foot=12 in
(1 foot)^2 =(12 in)^2
1square foot = 144square inchs 
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