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Name: Clinton
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Trying to find out how many acres of land in a piece of property, measured the outside of the property and it was 3746 feet around it. Have any answer how many total acres?


The number of acres in a piece of property depends on the shape as well as the distance around (perimeter). A property with a perimeter of 3746 feet might be in the shape of a square, a long thin rectangle, it might be pie shaped or L shaped or any other shape. You need to know the shape to determine the area. Even the lengths of the individual sides is not enough information to find the area, you need to know the shape. If the sides are straight lines then the angles at the corners are needed to determine the shape.


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