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Question from RICHARD:

hi, i am getting 10 acres of ground from a aunt which is going to be taken out of a 50 acre tract.both the north and south lines are 1320 feet long.i need to know how long the east and west lines will be to make the 10 acres and what the square footage will be for the 10 acres


One acre is 43,560 square feet so 10 acres is 435,600 square feet.

If the four corners of the lot are square corners so that the lot is a rectangle and the length of the east side is L feet then

1320 × L = 435,600


L = 435,600/1,320 = 330 feet.


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