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Topic: Acreage of uneven lot (or sq ft)
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Mary Krimmel

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Re: Acreage of uneven lot (or sq ft)
Posted: Feb 25, 2005 7:59 AM
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An ingenious non-mathematical solution! I am astonished that you could get
4 digit accuracy with your method. I intend to try it ASAP.

Mary Krimmel

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.

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