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Question from Micheal a student:

If one side of .4 acre is 25 feet what would the other three sides be

Hi Micheal,

The first thing I did was to type 0.4 acres in square feet into the Google search window. Google responded with 0.4 acre = 17424 square feet.

If the properly is a rectangle, 25 feet along the front and $x$ feet along the side then the back is also 25 feet long and the remaining side is $x$ feet long.


Thus $25 \times x = 17425.$ Solve for $x.$

If the property is not a rectangle Then you need more information.

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