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Question from Debra:

My property is 280 feet wide and I have 8 acres how many feet in depth would make it 8 acres


If your property is in the shape of a rectangle then I can answer your question. The area of a rectangle is the length times the width and if the width is 280 feet and the length is $L$ feet then the area is $280 \times L$ square feet.

There are 43560 square feet in an acre so 8 acre is $43560 \times 8 = 348480$ square feet in 8 acres, Thus

\[280 \times L = 348480\]

What is L?


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