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ChadA

02-07-2005, 01:26 AM

Ok i'm going to be laying some sod and I just need some help with these measurements. I know area is L x W. But im not positive when theres 3 sides. I came up with 584 Sq ft. The area just looks bigger than that. I know I should know this but I was always taught it's better to ask and be sure then to not ask and be wrong. In this case being wrong could cost me alot of money. Any help would be appriciated.

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ChadA

02-07-2005, 01:31 AM

OK my image isn't coming out right but you get the idea. The sides are 73'. The top is 13'. And the bottom is 3'.

Thanks again.

ChadA

02-07-2005, 01:49 AM

Come on guys, I know someone has a spare minute to help me with this.

roushjh

02-07-2005, 01:56 AM

I agree with you, if this is a straight line on from 13' down to 3'. Your average width is 8'. 8*73=584'.

ChadA

02-07-2005, 02:00 AM

Thank you.

Turf Medic

02-07-2005, 02:01 AM

I come up with 584 square feet also. (3+13)/2X73 =584

ChadA

02-07-2005, 02:06 AM

Just double checking.

i_plant_art

02-07-2005, 02:56 AM

ill second what they got 584 is what i come up with also

Turf Dancer

02-07-2005, 04:31 AM

I agree 100%! It is unanimous! Go with it

Oldtimer

02-07-2005, 09:33 AM

This thread is an excellent example of how LawnSite members work with each other.

Pat yourselves on the back!

grass-scapes

02-07-2005, 08:38 PM

when I look at it, it looks like a triange with an extra 3 ft by 73 ft strip. That would give you a square footage measurement of 584.

strip is 3 x 73 = 219

by taking out that strip, it leaves you with a triangle with sides that are 10 x 73.

divide triangle by half is 365

add to 219 and you get 584

we all get there, thats whats important

ChadA

02-08-2005, 02:14 AM

You guys are great. Thanks for all the responses.

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