The square foot is a unit of area and is an imperial unit with the symbol ft².
One square foot is equal in area to a square with edges one foot in length.
It is used a lot in expressing the internal size of a house, apartment, office or other properties so is a useful unit to understand.
The acre is a unit of area and is used in the imperial and US customary systems with the symbol a.
It represents the area the size of one chain by one furlong (66 by 660 feet). This is exactly equal to 10 square chains, 1⁄640 of a square mile or 43,560 square feet.
It is generally used to measure the size of land.