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03-06-2006, 08:59 AM
 instyle LawnSite Senior Member Join Date: Jan 2006 Location: Canada Posts: 380
How big is an acre? in feet

Feet x feet?
#2
03-06-2006, 09:01 AM
 Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Hawkeye country Posts: 1,420
43560 sq ft

21780' x 2' = 43560' sq
#3
03-06-2006, 09:48 AM
 barnard LawnSite Senior Member Join Date: Jul 2002 Location: central,OK Posts: 618
208X208= 1 acre
#4
03-06-2006, 09:50 AM
 Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Hawkeye country Posts: 1,420
Quote:
 Originally Posted by barnard 208X208= 1 acre
sorry this is wrong 208 x 208 = 43264, this is not an acre an acre is 43560' sq.
#5
03-06-2006, 10:14 AM
 shop22 LawnSite Member Join Date: Aug 2003 Location: northeast Posts: 134
acre (ac or A)
a unit of area used for measuring real estate in English-speaking countries. "Acre," an Old English word meaning a field, is derived from the Latin ager and Greek agros, also meaning a field. The acre was originally defined as the area that could be plowed in a day by a yoke of oxen. It was in use in England at least as early as the eighth century, and by the end of the ninth century it was generally understood to be the area of a field one furlong (40 rods or 10 chains) long by 4 rods (or 1 chain) wide. Thus an acre is 10 square chains, 160 square rods, 43 560 square feet or 4840 square yards. There are exactly 640 acres in a square mile. In metric countries the unit corresponding to the acre is the hectare, which is 10,000 square meters (the area of a square 100 meters on each side). One acre is equal to 0.404 687 3 hectare. Among traditional European land area units, the acre is typical in being defined as a day's work but unusual in not being visualized as the area of a square. Similar units include the French journal, north German and Dutch morgen, south German and Swiss juchart, Austrian joch, and Czech jitro.
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03-06-2006, 10:57 AM
 jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member Join Date: May 2004 Location: Jackson, Michigan Posts: 2,646
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Green-Pro sorry this is wrong 208 x 208 = 43264, this is not an acre an acre is 43560' sq.
No, he's right. An acre is 208 ft by 208 ft. To find the dimensions of 43264 sq/ft you have to take the square root to be left with feet. Dividing by 2 would be a property 2 ft. wide by 21632 ft. long.
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03-06-2006, 11:09 AM
 grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member Join Date: Apr 2003 Location: Greensboro NC Posts: 1,554
Quote:
 Originally Posted by jtkplc No, he's right. An acre is 208 ft by 208 ft. To find the dimensions of 43264 sq/ft you have to take the square root to be left with feet. Dividing by 2 would be a property 2 ft. wide by 21632 ft. long.
to be exact, it would be 208.710325571 feet x 208.710325571 feet, and even that isn't 100 percent, but close enough for government work
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03-06-2006, 11:14 AM
 Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Hawkeye country Posts: 1,420
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 Originally Posted by grass-scapes to be exact, it would be 208.710325571 feet x 208.710325571 feet, and even that isn't 100 percent, but close enough for government work
O.k. guys polynomial is just a made up word to make me look stupid . I stand corrected.
#9
03-06-2006, 01:49 PM
 TopNotchLS LawnSite Member Join Date: Feb 2006 Location: Monroe, MI Posts: 23

1 acre is 43560.178439801326 sq. feet. I went to ask jeeves and did a acre to sq. feet calculator.

In the English-speaking world, before 8th – 21st century, a unit of land area, now = 0.001 562 5 square miles = 160 square rods = 4,840 square yards = 43,560 square feet, about 0.404 685 64 hectare. A square plot of ground, 208.7 feet on a side, will cover an acre. I found this on ask jeeves.
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03-06-2006, 09:08 PM
 puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic Join Date: Jul 2004 Location: Marshville,NC 28103 Posts: 8,341
208.71 x 208.71 = 43559.86 is what a surveyors dimensions are for a square acre.
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