A Mathematical and Philosphical Dictionary
, in Carpentry, is commonly understood of the boarding of the Floors. The measurement of Flooring is estimated in squares, of 100 square feet each, or of 10 feet on each side every way; for 10 times 10 are 100. Hence the length of the floor being multiplied by its breath, in feet, and two sigures cut off on the right-hand, gives the squares, and feet, or decimals cut off. Thus, a Floor being 22 feet long, and 16 wide; then 22length 16breadth132223,52the content is therefore 3 squares, and 52 feet, or decimals.