m.sf ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BryanB, Mar 11, 2001.

  1. BryanB

    BryanB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    What does m/sf stand for. I know that I will feel reallly stupid when you tell me and I should be able to figure it out but I just cant do it tongiht for some reeason.
  2. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 527

    Heya Bri, i just read earlier on one of these posts i believe from my pal Kutnkru that its the k in 1000 when referring to turf. Instead of 10,000k/sf its 10,000 m/sf.
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    M= thousand
    replaces the k

    SF= sqaure feet
    the total lawn area to be serviced

    LF= lineal feet
    how many feet in length

    Hope this helps.
  4. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,969

    1000 = M(Roman numeral for 1000) = K(for kilo-, prefix meaning 1000)

    M is a common useage, K is used more in scientific notation.

    sf(kind of ambuguous) = sq.ft.(most common useage) = ft²(usually used in scientific notation) = square foot
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    I knew Jim would have a cool answer. :)
  6. David Hickerson

    David Hickerson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    I had the same question when I sam THE "M". I kinda felt lost.

  7. lakegastonla

    lakegastonla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    Well, as they say, "When in Rome...(do as the romans do)"
    Or, to say it another way, whatever, man! I wish I had a nickel for every customer that asks you that.
  8. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    If Ida asked yall would have thought I was just a dumb redneck.............glad I got to FINALLY understand it! Never really seen it that way. If I had $10,000.00 to give you I would write it as 10K, not 10M, you would think I was giving you 10 million.

    Maybe I am jes a ol stupid redneck.!
  9. Ricky

    Ricky LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    I'm like you Homer. After I finally figured the K out, They started the M thing. So I went to the dictionary. M can stand for meter, mile, or minute also. But K can also stand for karat.
  10. LScom Addict

    LScom Addict LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    I used to write it out 10,000 square feet and so on. This method will save both on the ink and the hands as well.

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