Quandaries
and Queries 

We are trying to calculate the square footage of a section
of land with the following dimensions: Diane 

Hi Diane, I drew two different diagrams for this problem. In the first diagram I drew the two shorter sides are
parallel and when I calculated the area, I got the answer you got: 35,875
sq. ft. In the second diagram I drew the two longer sides parallel
and when I calculated the area, I got 36,100 sq. ft. The area of the land would depend on not just the dimensions, but the shape as well. For example if we knew the length of one of the diagonals, or the measure of one of the angles, or if two sides are parallel, (if we knew which two), then we can find the area. Leeanne 

