1BadHawk

03-20-2005, 12:30 PM

If you have a mulch bed that is a strange shape, can you use a waking wheel to measer the perimeter then convert that to a rectangular shape to figure the area?

For example, your perimeter of this odd shape bed is say, 58 feet. If you have a rectangle 1' x 28' (which has the same 58' perimiter) that would give you a quick area calculation.

Is this right or am I experience a brain malfunction?

Reason being, I figure if this holds true, then you can take a total walking measurement of all beds to create a single rectangle for easy calculation of total sq footage.

say;

5 beds 14' perimeters ea. = 70

12 trees 4' perimeters ea. = 48

118 total, = 58 sq ft total

This can easily be done in your head by taking the total perimiter measurement, substract 2, then divide the remainder by 2 for your total sq footage.

I knew I shouldnt have skipped so many algebra classes in high school. :rolleyes:

For example, your perimeter of this odd shape bed is say, 58 feet. If you have a rectangle 1' x 28' (which has the same 58' perimiter) that would give you a quick area calculation.

Is this right or am I experience a brain malfunction?

Reason being, I figure if this holds true, then you can take a total walking measurement of all beds to create a single rectangle for easy calculation of total sq footage.

say;

5 beds 14' perimeters ea. = 70

12 trees 4' perimeters ea. = 48

118 total, = 58 sq ft total

This can easily be done in your head by taking the total perimiter measurement, substract 2, then divide the remainder by 2 for your total sq footage.

I knew I shouldnt have skipped so many algebra classes in high school. :rolleyes: