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How many square feet are in .027 acres?

Cory Lee - elementary - student



Hi Cory Lee,

I used my dictionary to look up how mant square feet there are in an acre. There are 43,560 square feet in an acre. You have only a small fraction of an acre, 0.027 of an acre. If you write 0.027 as a common fraction you get  27/1000, so if you divided an acre into one-thoudand equal size pieces, you would have 27 of them. That is

twenty-seven thousandths of an acre or

 27/1000one acre or

 27/100043,560 square feet

which is 1176.12 square feet.


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