I am writing this article because I saw some aberrations regarding this meter to square meter conversion formula. Meter times meter equals square meter. Let’s say loud and clear that there is no such thing as meter to square meter conversion.

# Meter to square meter conversion formula

Meter is the measuring international unit for length (symbol “m”). Square meter is the international measuring unit for surfaces (symbol “m^{2}“).

Square meter is the area of a square surface with each side measuring one meter in length. The formula for the area of a square surface is:

Area _{square} = Side _{length} x Side _{length} = Side^{2}_{length}

For a square with the side measuring 1 meter we have an area:

A = 1 meter x 1 meter = 1 x 1 meter x meter = 1 meter ^{2} = 1 square meter

Even though square meter can be reduced to meter by applying a square root, using the square root as a meter to square meter conversion formula is totally wrong. I have seen this on http://www.endmemo.com/cconvert/m2m.php which shows a wrong square meter to meter conversion. **It is just wrong**.

You can’t convert a length to a surface. The only available option is to have some surface in rectangular shape for which you have a length and a width measured in meters. Only in this case you can calculate the area based on the given metric measures.

But let me say why the meter to square meter conversion formula found on the above mentioned site is wrong and let’s consider just one line from their conversion table:

4 m^{2} = 2 meter (Wrong)

It looks that they applied square root on the left side of the equal, leaving the right side untouched. This is a nonsense but anyway let’s go on with this unnatural thing.

4 m^{2} = 2 m (let’s divide by 2 m)

4 m^{2} : (2 m) = 2 m : (2 m)

2 m = 1 (wrong isn’t it?)

There is no way ever to have “2 m = 1” (without measuring unit).

Maybe you want to check my other article named how many meters in a square meter. Have fun.

Final thoughts:

There is no meter to square meter conversion formula. the only way (or formula) to get square meter is to multiply meter with meter, such as multiplying the length with the width of a rectangle to obtain it’s area.