How to Convert Millimeters to Meter Squared

By Morgan Owens

You can convert millimeters to meters squared if you have the measurements of an area in millimeters. Millimeters and meters squared are both units that are used in the metric system of measurement. One thousand millimeters are equivalent to one meter. Because millimeters are a measure of distance, and meters squared are a measure of area, you must have the measurements of the length and width of an area to convert millimeters to meters squared.

Measure the length of the area in millimeters.

Measure the width of the area in millimeters.

Multiply the measurements from Step 1 and Step 2 together, and record the result.

Divide the result from Step 3 by 1000. The result is the number of meters squared.

About the Author

Morgan Owens has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice, and minors in biology and psychology. She attended Boston University and is currently applying to law school for matriculation in 2014. Her articles have been published on numerous informational websites.