Calculating lineal feet when you have width, weight and gauge is a formula commonly used by contractors. Calculate lineal feet when you have width, weight and gauge with help from an experienced mathematics professional in this free video clip.

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Calculating lineal feet when you have width, weight and gauge is a formula commonly used by contractors. Calculate lineal feet when you have width, weight and gauge with help from an experienced mathematics professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Drew Moyer, and this is how to calculate lineal feet when given width, weight and gauge. This is a formula typically used by contractors when they're cutting large sheets of metal, and it looks something like this. Gauge times width is equal to weight over lineal feet. And to determine lineal feet, all I'm gonna have to do is rearrange all these terms to get lineal feet by itself. So I'm gonna first multiply both sides by lineal feet. Lineal feet times gauge times width is equal to weight. And now, if I want to get lineal feet all by itself, I need to divide out the gauge and the width. So there we have it, lineal feet is equal to weight over gauge times width. And from there all I'd have to do is plug in my values for weight, gauge and width, and the only thing I have to be careful of is to make sure that they're in the right units. They weight needs to be in pounds, gauge needs to be in inches and width also needs to be in inches, and it should be no problem for you. I'm Drew Moyer, and this has been how to calculate lineal feet when given weight, gauge and width.