







Calculating the area (acreage) of a four sided lot 
20070718 

From A property owner: I have a real estate property and the lot size is something I need to find out. I know the lengths of the four sides, but it isn't a rectangle, it is an odd shape. How do I find the acreage? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Lot size / acreage (more than three sides) 
20070511 

From Martha: What is the lot size of the following dimensions equivalent to acre.
141.85 x 52.55 x 217.63 x 38.89 x 68.08 Answered by Penny Nom and Stephen La Rocque. 





Simplify 
20210205 

From Leslie: To simplify improper fractions, do you convert it to a mixed number or leave as an improper fraction? My daughter had a quiz in which she was supposed to simplify her answers. So, for example, on one question the answer she got was 11/10 and on another question she came up with 17/12. The teacher marked these as incorrect because they were mixed numbers. Her teacher wrote on her paper, "**name**, I even gave this back to you and told you to go through and simplify your answers!" We (her father and I) feel that the teacher wanted her to convert her answers, not simplify them but I haven't been able to find a definitive answer online. So, does simplifying improper fractions mean converting them to mixed numbers? Thank you for your help! Answered by Penny Nom. 





Subdividing land 
20190509 

From Reuben: This is the measurements of my plot, AB 46.7M, BC 193.1, CD 198.5 & DA 208.25 (Clockwise naming of sides) angle A at 90 degrees. My questions is how do i subdivide this plot from the bottom having lines running parallel to CD, eg two 2acre plots. the the remaining part becomes my compound (Uper part at line AB) Answered by Harley Weston. 





A side of a square 
20180406 

From Angie: I am dyslexic and have problems with spelling and math I'm trying to figure 4.610 Acres Square trying to figure out how many feet or yards of one side if that makes sense to you thank you I'd really appreciate the help Answered by Penny Nom. 





A rope fom a dock to a boat 
20180314 

From Tracey: A boat is tied with a rope to a dock that is 16 feet tall. Along, the water, the water the boat is 17 feet from the dock. How long is the rope connecting the boat to the dock? Let c represent the length of the rope.? Answered by Penny Nom. 





2 (a + 4) = 18 
20180218 

From rebecca: 2 (a + 4) = 18
how do i do this with showing it distributive property ( symbolically)
Thank you! Answered by Penny Nom. 





A parallelogram, a rhombus and a rectangle 
20180207 

From Sambo: what do parallelogram, rhombus and rectangle have in common? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Changing a mixed number to a decimal 
20170923 

From karla: to change an improper fraction into a decimal 5 3/4 equals Answered by Penny Nom. 





A rope formed in a semicircle 
20170829 

From Janna: How do I find the total length of a piece of rope formed in a semicircle that has a diameter of 8 inches? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Two pieces of rope 
20160521 

From Render: Fred cuts a 12 inch piece of rope. Then he cuts a second piece of rope that is 3/2 longer than the first piece. Is the second piece shorter or longer than the first piece? Explain. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The distributive property 
20140430 

From Madison: 3a(7b+6c). The directions are: use the distributive property to rewrite the expressio . Answered by Penny Nom. 





The length of my property 
20140219 

From James: I have 4.3 acres. My property is 650 feet wide. What is the other length? Answered by Harley Weston. 





A rectangular shaped property 
20140117 

From Donna: If I I have property that is rectangle shaped. I I know the ends are 100 feet how many feet would the sides be to make 5.4 acres Answered by Penny Nom. 





2 1/4 x 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 12 4/9 x 3 
20121221 

From Tony: Ok my question
2 1/4 x 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 12 4/9 x 3
I just can't figure out the question ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





An 8 acre property 
20120725 

From Debra: My property is 280 feet wide and I have 8 acres how many feet in depth would make it 8 acres Answered by Penny Nom. 





Properties of real numbers applied to subsets 
20120201 

From Mark: Hello 
The questions that I have for you is do the properties of real numbers (such as the associative, commutative, identity, inverse, and distributive law) apply to ALL the subsets of real numbers? In other words, do all those properties work for the Natural Numbers? The Whole Numbers? And so on and so forth. I understand that they are all real numbers, but for instance: the identity is whenever you add zero to a number, you get that number back. But does that work with, say, with only the odd numbers? Zero isn't odd so can that property actually apply to JUST the odd numbers? Any consideration would be greatly appreciated! Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Depth of a property 
20110918 

From lizlurie: i am looking at purchasing a five acre plot but we can make the dimensions in any direction we want. if the width of the property is 309.55 and we went straight back from that 5 acres what would be the depth in feet of the property????? thanks so much!!! Answered by Penny Nom. 





Tiling a floor 
20100331 

From shane: a floor in a house is 12'6" in width and 10'4" in length. Tiling the floor with each tile 5" on each side. First express the square footage into an improper fraction. Second express the area of each tile in square feet. Third how many tiles needed to tile the floor. Fourth explain how answers relate to real world Answered by Harley Weston. 





Mixed numbers and multiplication 
20100208 

From Nick: Can you explain how this works, I have been going at it for hours and have a test friday and just cant get my head around the question
3 1\4 * 1/7 * 8
I have to express in lowest terms Answered by Penny Nom. 





Mill 
20100126 

From Kenneth: Is a mill, as it pertains to property taxes, regarded as a unit of measure like a meter or an hour, etc? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Improper fractions 
20100112 

From Blanca: Between which two consecutive natural numbers does the improper fraction 57/56 lie? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





An integral from 1 to infinity 
20090124 

From Ray: Determine the area bounded by the xaxis and the curve y=1/(x^2) from x=1 to x=infinity.
A. 1.00
B. infinity
C. indeterminate
D. 2.00 Answered by Harley Weston. 





A mixed number 
20080904 

From irena: Need help writing this fraction as whole or mixed number 124/6 Answered by Penny Nom. 





A 4 sided lot 
20080603 

From Pat: If a lot of property is: front 127.87, back 156.17, one side
is
129.73, the other side is 125.00, then how much total acreage is
this. Answered by Harley Weston. 





The fourth side of a property 
20080514 

From Penny: Property has 3 measurements and 2 angles and I want the altitude at a particular point. Corners are sw, nw, ne and se. 1 want the 4th saide measurement confirmed (we think 146.07') and the altitude measurement at 25' from sw (on the swse side)
The angles provided are interior at nw 67.38 degrees and the opposing corner se interior appears to be 68.58 degrees. the 3 sides with measurements are: sw to nw=54.07'. sw to se 146.07' and se to ne 53.57'. If you would help, we would really appreciate it. Thanks! Penny Answered by Harley Weston. 





How many feet deep to make a 2 acre plot? 
20080219 

From Bob: If you have a piece of property that is 265.15 wide, how many feet deep to make a 2 acre plot and how deep to make a 3 acre plot. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





The acre measurement of a property 
20080130 

From Kim: I would like to know the acre measurement of a property that is 673.68 feet by 820.76 feet. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The area of a piece of property 
20080105 

From Greg: I need to know the area of a six sided piece of property. I sent a map by regular mail. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Improper fractions and mixed numbers 
20071212 

From Selah: How do I change an improper fraction to a mixed number? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The square footage of a property 
20071130 

From Warren: The west property line is 240' long with a 90degree angle to the south property line.
The south property line is 493' long with a 90degree angle to the east property line.
The east boundary is 165' long.
The length of the north property line is not known but it is a straight line from the north end of the east property line to the north end of the west property line.
Could you please tell me the total square feet and how many acres?
And how you calculated the answer Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do you convert eleven fifteenths into a decimal? 
20071114 

From Lauren: How do you convert eleven fifteenths into a decimal? Answered by Penny Nom and Stephen La Rocque. 





Whole numbers and improper fractions 
20071113 

From Jennifer: I would like to know how you convert whole numbers into improper fractions Answered by Melanie Tyrer. 





Quotient of proper fractions 
20070906 

From Tim: The question asks me to find a counter example for:
the quotient of 2 proper fractions is a proper fraction Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Subdividing a property into half acre parcels 
20070731 

From Pamela: We need to divide a large property with five sides and strange angles into 1/2 acre parcels from the top down. We want to know where along the eastern and western borders of the large property to make the divisions. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





The area of a property 
20070717 

From Mary: I currently have an opportunity to sell my property to a business and they would like me to send a proposal to them with details.
I need to know the square footage of my property and have tried using your formula from similar questions. The dimensions of my property are as follows
front line facing street: 19.908 m
right side : 37.338 m
back line : 29.779 m
left side : 43.983m
The front line and the right side are at right angles to each other. Can you formulate and reply? Thank you Mary Answered by Harley Weston. 





Area of a pentagonal lot 
20070509 

From Mimi: I would like to know the square footage of a pentagon with the
following measurements:
Property is .43 of an Acre
Front: 57.11'
NW: 105.78'
S: 120'
SE: 145'
E: 102.86'
I don't want you to try to show me how to work thru the problem since
I will never comprehend it. For some reason, I am unable to perform these
kinds of equations. I will greatly appreciate your help. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Fractions and mixed numbers 
20070508 

From Amanda: I am having truble with this problem:
WRITE THE FRACTION 8/3 AS A MIXED NUMBER Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





The area of a property 
20070314 

From Greg: Hi my name is Greg. I have a piece of property I am trying to buy,
but need to find out the square feet of it first.
The four sides are unequal lengths and none at a right angle or
parallel. Here are the measurement in feet.
The base of the square is 29.12 feet in width.
The right side of the square is 44.33 feet high.
The top of the square is 28.80 feet in width.
The left side of the square is 46.20 feet high.
I have not done this math in ages and really need your help. Answered by Harley Weston. 





The area of a lot 
20070218 

From Steve: our land is four sided, but not the same length. We are doing a property line revision and the new measurements are, 479.46 by 715 by477.81 by 582. what will this give me in acreage. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Splitting a 5 acre piece of property 
20070125 

From John: I have a 5 acre piece of property that I wish to split into 5 individual 1 acre parcels. The 5 acre parcel 1s 660 feet in length and 330 feet in width. The first two parcels are 264'x165', but I am asking for help getting the perimeters of the last 3 lots, one of which is a irregular pentagon. All of the one acre parcels must have an area of 43,560 square feet each. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Fractional interest in property (fractions of fractions) 
20070119 

From Threasa: Please explain how to solve this problem. Someone inherits 1/2 of 1/3 of 1/4 of 1/8 of 8/8 interest in 100 acres of land would equal what. Please show show in detail how to fiqure this answer. I will be working with a lot of fractional interest. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





How many acres of land in a piece of property 
20070117 

From Clinton: Trying to find out how many acres of land in a piece of property, measured the outside of the property and it was 3746 feet around it. Have any answer how many total acres? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do I determine the acreage? 
20060920 

From Charlene: I have a survey of property with various points on it; how do I determine the acreage? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How large is the property? 
20060920 

From Jahn: a triangular lot has 750 feet on one side of a 90degree angle and 500 feet on the other side of the angle. how large is the property? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The square footage of my property 
20060917 

From Jack: I have been trying to calculate the square footage of my property, without success. The measurements are below.
Is there a simple formula that can be used based upon the outside parameters? Or, is there a simple way to calculate the square footage? Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





Square feet and acres 
20060519 

From Lisa: 1.12 acre= ???? sq ft
1.043 acre= ???? sq ft
I work in the loan department and I do appraisal reviews but I use square feet to determine my values. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The size of a piece of property 
20060402 

From Nancy: My name is Nancy and we purchased a piece of property and I am trying to determine whether it is an acre or less. Could you figure this out for me.
Here are the measurements of the property:
The front is 128.02'
The back is 210'
The left side is 220'
The right side is 251.61'
I am very anxious to find out if it is over an acre.
Thank you for any help you can give. Answered by Penny Nom. 





12100 sq ft is how many acres? 
20060114 

From Sydney: If there are 12100 Sq. Ft in property what would that be acre wise? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Adding improper fractions 
20051125 

From Paula: I would like a simple step by step explanation on how to add improper fractions. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The distributive property 
20051112 

From Jennifer: I am trying to help my daughter . How do you name the property for 6(4w  3z)=(6 x 4w)(6 x 3z) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Improper fractions 
20051021 

From Joe: Is a whole number an improper fraction. For example, is 4 an improper fraction? Is 4 an improper fraction? Is 4 the simplest form for 20/5? Are 4 and 20/5 equivalent fractions? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The length of a lot 
20050828 

From Billy: If I have 3 acres and the front is 300 ft across how many feet would I go down the sides to equal 3 acres? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Area of a lot 
20050807 

From John: We hope this copy of our survey map will help you to determine the acreage of our land. Answered by Harley Weston. 





The area of a lot 
20050717 

From John: A plot of land has the following dimensions: 391 ft. x 757 ft. x 208 ft. x 788 ft. Q: How many acres is this? Answered by Harley Weston. 





A triangular lot 
20050521 

From Linda: I am looking to purchase a piece of property, and I need some help trying
to figure out the square footage of the land. I know that
normally if I multiply the length and width I could get my answer. However,
this piece of land is an odd shape and has 3 measurements. Can you
please help me.
The measurements for this piece of land is:
97.8'
201.2'
139.7' Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is my acreage? 
20050516 

From Vonis: My property is 65.5 feet by 130 feet. what is my acreage? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How much of a acre is this? 
20050302 

From Ken: my property is 11,914 square ft. How much of a acre is this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A square footage problem 
20041019 

From Jerome: I have a peice of property that is almost a triangle but not exactly about 280 frontage with the side lines at 228 and 237
I was told I had about one acre plus a little, a developer says I have 33,000 sq ft. and I would like to know what the real result is Answered by Penny Nom. 





A binomial squared 
20040919 

From John: Can you explain the steps
for me, that get you from (a  b)^{2} to a^{2} 
2ab + b^{2} Answered by Penny Nom. 





Contradiction in the Procedural Precedence and the Distributive property 
20030703 

From Arthur: When complicated expressions exist on both sides of a fraction, and both these expressions contain like and unlike terms with "literal" coefficients, the procedural precedence suddenly gets extremely confusing and seems impossible to simplify. This seems confusing and impossible to simplify because there is a HUGE contradiction in the way Procedural Precedence and the Distributive property deal with Parentheses. The Procedure says you MUST deal with what's INSIDE the parenthesis FIRST, BEFORE dealing with ANYTHING on the outside where as the Distributive property contradicts that by saying to go ahead and ignore the Precedence and use a factor on the outside of the Parenthesis. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





The square footage of a section of land 
20030604 

From Diane: We are trying to calculate the square footage of a section of land with the following dimensions:
One end is 100 feet. The other end is 105 feet.. One side is 350 feet and the other side is 372 feet. I calculated the area as 35,875 sq. feet, however, the brochure for the land says the area is 36,200 + sq. feet. Answered by Leeanne Boehm. 





Wrap a rope around the equator 
20030212 

From Ali: If you take a rope and wrap it around the equator and then overlap it 6ft. and cut off the extra then you loosen it up so the ends meet how far would it stand off the ground? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The area of my lot 
20030107 

From Linda: I have a lot that is 210 feet in the front, 240 feet in the back and the sides each measure 150 feet. How many square feet is this all together and how close to an acre is it? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A rope trick 
20021205 

From Jerry: My name is Jerry and I am a math teacher at the secondary school level in the greater Toronto area. I posed the following problem to my enriched grade 10 math class that I found in the book called "Mathematics and the Imagination" by William Kastner. According to the author, it is posible for two people linked to each other with two ropes around their hands, to separate themselves without letting go of the rope. The students had lots of fun trying to accomplish this problem using skipping ropes from the Phys Ed department, but with no success. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The identity property 
20021107 

From Stephanie: I am a student teacher this semester in the third grade. I was looking at our math competencies and saw that we needed to teach the identity property. Is this the same as the distributive property? If not, what is it? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Three algebra problems 
20021013 

From Veronica: Solve the following inequality: 5(xsqured4)/(xto the 5th(2x5)to the 3rd) < or equal 0 Solve the following equations for all roots square root of x+2=1+square root of 2x+3 what's ZERO FACTOR PROPERTY??? The hypotenuse of an isosceles right triangle is 7cm. long. Determine the lenghts of the other sides. Answered by Leeanne Boehm. 





A rope around a post 
20020715 

From Nic: My daughter who is in the 10th grade asked me this ?, you have a pole 45 inches high, 22inches around. You have a rope 1/2 thick, how many feet of rope would you use to go from top bottom of pole to top. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Mixed numbers, whole numbers and improper fractions which are less than 2. 
20020303 

From Dawn: Change each mixed number to a whole number and an improper fraction which is less than 2. 3 1/2 = 2 / Answered by Penny Nom. 





Marginal Propensity to Consume 
20010509 

From Esther: The derivative of the national consumption function C = f(y) is called the ____________________. Answered by Judi McDonald. 





An improper integral 
20000504 

From A high school senior: Hi, I am a high school senior and I need help stugying for a final. I am stuck on one of the questions on my review sheet. Does the improper integral from 5 to infinity of (38/97)^{x} converge or diverge? If it converges I also need to know how to find the approximate value accurate to .01 of its actual value. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Term definitions 
19960918 

From M. Seltzer: A 7th grade algebra student would like the definition of the terms proper factor and perfect number. Answered by The Centralizer. 

