# Help, Not a math wiz...

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

1. ### d&rlawncareLawnSite Senior Memberfrom michiganMessages: 741

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

2. ### JKOOPERSLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom O'Fallon, Mo.Messages: 1,259

well theres 5280 feet in a mile so go from there i dont have a calculator handy

3. ### JKOOPERSLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom O'Fallon, Mo.Messages: 1,259

roughly 9.9 acres

4. ### Mr.Mow-It-AllLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Yo Mamma's HouseMessages: 506

1056 x 528 = 557568 sq. feet / 43,560 = 12.8 acres? using the .2 and .1

Pretty big place

5. ### JKOOPERSLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom O'Fallon, Mo.Messages: 1,259

my fault 9.728 acres. you know on google earth you can convert it to feet instead of miles

6. ### Mr. VernLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Northern CaliforniaMessages: 632

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&rlawncareLawnSite Senior Memberfrom michiganMessages: 741

Lets see if this worked. Here is a picture of it. Not alot of turf. What would you bid if you were solo?

8. ### d&rlawncareLawnSite Senior Memberfrom michiganMessages: 741

Yes it helps alot. I just put a pict up as well. THANKS for the fast responses.

9. ### JKOOPERSLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom O'Fallon, Mo.Messages: 1,259

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&rlawncareLawnSite Senior Memberfrom michiganMessages: 741

I did not know. Thanks