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Question from Alan:

How can one convert 2 acres (a square - area) of land into a strip of land that is 2 feet wide and (?) feet long?

Hi Alan,

The first step is to convert 1 acre to square feet. Google can help with that. Type 1 acre in square feet into the Google search window. Now ask yourself, what does ? have to be if

\[2 \times ? = \mbox{ the number of square feet in 2 acres?}\]


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