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Subject: Miles to square feet
Name: Emily
Who are you: Student


How do you convert miles to square feet? I have to convert 2.86 miles to square feet and then convert 72.5 acres to square feet and add them together. I looked on your website and what does the word hence mean?


Hi Emily,

A mile is a unit of length and a square foot measure of area so there is no way to convert one to the other. Length and area are different concepts.

There are 43,560 square feet in an acre and therefore there are 72.5 x 43,560 square feet in 72.5 acres.

My dictionary says that hence means therefore or for this reason.


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