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Question from Melinda, a student:

How many feet is on one side of an acre?

Hi Melinda,

43,560 square feet = an acre
If the land is a square (length=width), it is 208.71 ft by 208.71 ft since 208,71 x 208.71 = 43,560
If the land is rectangular, you would need to know the length of one of the sides in order to figure out the length of the other side.


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