You will need

- Ruler for measuring large lengths, little mathematical knowledge or calculator, paper and pencil to record the measurements.

Instruction

1

Area

**of the apartment**is calculated on one very simple rule. It is enough to know the mathematical formula for finding the area. The area of a rectangle or square is calculated by the formula: length multiplied by width. First you need to find the total**area**of all rooms in your apartment. For this**area**of each room is separate.2

Consider the example of one of the rooms

**of the apartment**. Measure the length and width of the floor of the room. Multiply these numbers. This will be**the area**of the floor, which is called in different**area of**th room.

3

The previous two paragraphs repeat for all rooms of your

**apartment**. Add up all the resulting numbers. This is a common**area****of the apartment**.

Note

There is one concept – "total area", but there is quite another "living area". When buying an apartment in a residential area should not include the following facilities: bathroom, WC, storage room (they are subtracted from the total area by a certain factor). Also from the total area subtract the area of summer facilities: balcony, loggia, veranda.

Useful advice

When measuring length it is better to use home-made wooden rulers. They can also be found in the store. It will save you plenty of time.