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Difficulty getting a polygon area

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:23 pm
by kscott121
When I use the polygon area measurement tool to determine the area of a simple square which is 1ft on each side the output is
Point: 44740/59904
Point: 44748/59904
Point: 44760/59904
Point: 44760/59892
Point: 44748/59892
Area: 268632
Circumference: 89532

Yet when I place dimensions on the drawing about the same square they are exactly 1 Ft (as expected) . What gives with the units given for the area and circumference? Seems like the answer (for area) should be 144 since the base unit is the 'inch'. Thanks in advance.

I am using 2.0.5 (Community Edition) in linux
$ cat /etc/issue
Linux Mint 10 Julia
$ uname -a
Linux quadbox 2.6.35-22-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Sun Sep 19 20:32:27 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux