An ingenious non-mathematical solution! I am astonished that you could get 4 digit accuracy with your method. I intend to try it ASAP.
At 11:13 PM 2/24/05 -0500, you wrote: >On 18 Feb 05 22:12:15 -0500 (EST), Pat Foss wrote: > >Demensions are: 189.49 ft, 116.25 ft, 173.51 ft, and 141.96 ft. > >Hi Pat, >I had the same question years ago. I have 1.347 acres. You can draw >lines to form multiple triangles until you're blue in the face. Being >a non-mathematician, I found a fairly accurate non-math solution. I >drew on a piece of construction paper a perfect rectangular 1 acre >lot. Then I cut it out and weighed it on a chemistry lab scale. Then I >cut out (same scale) a diagram of my lot. I sure you get the picture. >You will be surprized on how close you can get if you're careful. >Cordially, >west