Help, Not a math wiz...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by d&rlawncare, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. d&rlawncare

    d&rlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a property that is .19 x .08 (miles) according to google earth. How do I figure the sq ft and/or how many acres is this? lets just call it .2 x .1

    thanks in advance
     
  2. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well theres 5280 feet in a mile so go from there i dont have a calculator handy
     
  3. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    roughly 9.9 acres
     
  4. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
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    1056 x 528 = 557568 sq. feet / 43,560 = 12.8 acres? using the .2 and .1

    Pretty big place
     
  5. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    my fault 9.728 acres. you know on google earth you can convert it to feet instead of miles
     
  6. Mr. Vern

    Mr. Vern LawnSite Senior Member
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    5280 x .2 = 1056
    5280 x .1 = 528
    528x1056=557568
    557568/43560=12.8
    Answer: 12.8 should be very close except for the fact that you rounded both numbers up by 5 and 25% respectively. If you use the original measurements you come up with 9.7 acres.
    Very big difference when bidding!

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. d&rlawncare

    d&rlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Lets see if this worked. Here is a picture of it. Not alot of turf. What would you bid if you were solo?

    bid#1.jpg
     
  8. d&rlawncare

    d&rlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes it helps alot. I just put a pict up as well. THANKS for the fast responses.
     
  9. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well what i was taught is that most commercial properties the grass only accounts for about 33 percent of the total area. the rest is either buildings or concrete.
     
  10. d&rlawncare

    d&rlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I did not know. Thanks
     

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