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 Question from Connie: How many acres are in 212 ft 1 mile long?

Hi Connie,

There are 5280 feet in a mile so 212 ft by 1 mile is $212 \times 5280$ square feet. One acre is 43560 square feet so 212 feet by 1 mile is

$\frac{212 \times 5280}{43560} \mbox{ acres.}$

Penny

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