# Square Meters and Ares Converter

**Using the Square Meters and Ares Converter**

This converter allows you to find equivalent values between two metric units of area, square meters, and ares. Below are the steps you can take to use this converter efficiently.

# | Step |
---|---|

1 | Start by choosing the preferred spelling of the word meter between the American spelling (meter) and the British spelling (metre). The options can be selected at the top of the converter. |

2 | In the ‘ section, choose between square meters (mCONVERT FROM’^{2}) and ares (a) as your input unit. |

3 | In the ‘section, choose between the same two units to define the output (result) unit of your conversion.CONVERT TO’ |

4 | In the ‘ section of the converter, type in the input value as a decimal number.VALUE TO CONVERT’ |

5 | Choose the number of decimal places you want your result rounded toward. |

6 | Click on the ‘ icon.CONVERT’ |

You will receive your result in the output unit of your choice, rounded to your preferred number of decimal places.

The result also comes with the conversion rate between the input and output units, as well as with a convenient ‘* COPY’* icon, that allows for easy copying and pasting of your result.

When choosing the input and output values, you can also just go along with the default values or swap them by clicking on the icon with 2 arrows headed in opposite directions.

**Converting Square Meters and Ares Manually**

Since both of the units belong to the metric system, their conversion rates will be defined by multiples of 10, which makes conversions fairly simple, even if done from memory. We will discuss how to convert from memory in the next section.

First, let’s define both of the units.

A square meter is defined as the area of a square with a side length of 1 meter. This leads to the area being equivalent to 1×1 = 1 m^{2}.

An are is defined as the area of a square with a side length of 10 meters, meaning that the area expressed in m^{2} is 10×10 = 100 m^{2}.

This shows that the conversion rate of square meters to ares is 100:1, as 100 m^{2} is equivalent to an are.

The formulae we can create out of this relationship are as follows.

m^2 = a * 100

a = m^2 \div 100

The usage of the formulae is demonstrated in the 2 examples below.

**EXAMPLE 1: ***A property with an area of 753 ares needs to be re-evaluated in m*^{2} in order for it to be advertised for sale. How many m^{2} should be put into the advertisement?

^{2}in order for it to be advertised for sale. How many m

^{2}should be put into the advertisement?

The first formula is suitable for solving this problem, as square meters are the subject of this formula. We substitute 753 for ares and count as follows.

m^2 = a * 100 \\= 753 * 100 \\= 75,300 ~m^2

**EXAMPLE 2: ***Convert the area of a 235 m*^{2} apartment into ares.

^{2}apartment into ares.

Since our input value is in m^{2} and the desired output is in ares, we will use the second formula, where the ares are the subject of the formula. We substitute 235 instead of m^{2} and perform the following calculations.

a = m^2 \div 100 \\= 235 \div 100 \\= 2.35 ~a

**Converting Square Meters and Ares From Memory**

An important trick to remember when converting ares and square meters is that their conversion rate is defined by 100.

This means that we are either dividing by 100 (when converting from square meters to ares) or multiplying by 100 (when converting from ares to square meters).

Multiplying by 100 is equivalent to moving the decimal dot 2 spaces to the right. In case there are no digits to move the dot along, we fill the spaces with zeros.

Alternatively, dividing by 100 is equivalent to moving the decimal dot 2 spaces to the left. We also fill any positions without values with zeros and, if there is no digit left to take the position before the decimal dot, we also insert a zero before the decimal dot.

The two short examples below demonstrate this.

**EXAMPLE 1: ***Convert 23.4 ares to m*^{2}.

^{2}.

We are converting from ares to m^{2}, hence we multiply by 100. We see only 1 number after the decimal dot, so we fill the second movement to the right with a zero. We get 2,340 m^{2} as the solution.

**EXAMPLE 2: ***Convert 4 m*^{2} to ares.

^{2}to ares.

We are converting m^{2} to ares, hence we divide by 100. This implies moving the decimal dot 2 spaces to the left. Since we only see 1 number, we fill the space with a zero in front of the 4 and also a zero before the decimal dot. This results in 0.04 ares as the solution.