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Topic: .073 acreage
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Re: That isnot a lot
Posted: May 23, 2003 12:53 AM
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Guy Brandenburg wrote:

> Bob L. Petersen wrote:
> > An acre is 43,560 square feet.
>
> I would have a hard time remembering that. I usually use the fact that
> a square mile is exactly 640 acres. But now that you mention it, your
> number is really very easy to remember - an acre is the size of a
> strip of land that is exactly 1 mile long and 8 feet 3 inches wide.
> Right?


Actually, Guy, it's 100 meters long and 40.468564224 meters wide.

--Lou Talman
Department of Mathematical & Computer Sciences
Metropolitan State College of Denver








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