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How big is an acre? in feet

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by instyle, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    Feet x feet?
  2. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    43560 sq ft

    21780' x 2' = 43560' sq
  3. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    208X208= 1 acre
  4. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    sorry this is wrong 208 x 208 = 43264, this is not an acre an acre is 43560' sq. :hammerhead:
  5. shop22

    shop22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 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.
  6. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    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.
  7. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,552

    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
  8. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    O.k. guys polynomial is just a made up word to make me look stupid :hammerhead: :) :) . I stand corrected.
  9. TopNotchLS

    TopNotchLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 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.:cool2:
  10. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,168

    208.71 x 208.71 = 43559.86 is what a surveyors dimensions are for a square acre.

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