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Unregistered
02-27-2006, 03:24 PM
i have ten acres that i need to split into half a five acre peice i need to know how many feet to go down the fence line. the ten acre piece is retangular

Robert Fogt
02-27-2006, 03:30 PM
You need to know one of the dimensions.

Unless the land is a perfect square, you need to know at least one dimension in addition to the area. Either the length or width, and you can calculate the other.

searunner52
03-05-2006, 09:48 PM
An acre of land is 208' by 208'

A 10 acre piece 2 acres deep (416') would have a length of 5 acres (1040')

dividing it in half along its length would leave you two peices of land roughly 416' by 520'

Unregistered
03-10-2006, 08:45 AM
The Property I Am Looking At Is Not Square But More Of A Triangle Area. The Footage On Each Side Is As Follows:

Side A= 1930 Feet
Side B= 1676 Feet
Side C= 2316 Feet

How Do You Figure Acreage?

Mrs X
03-12-2006, 01:05 PM
Do you want ot end up with two triangles, or one triangle, and one triangle shape with the top chopped off? I can't remember what this shape is called, sorry. You might be best to draw the original, complete shape to scale on a peice of paper, with the correct dimensions and angles for each side, and then draw a line where you want the disecting line to be. You should then be able to measure the lengths off on your peice of paper. Good luck with this.

Unregistered
03-15-2006, 08:21 AM
You need to know one of the dimensions.

Unless the land is a perfect square, you need to know at least one dimension in addition to the area. Either the length or width, and you can calculate the other.

i have some land 495' ft by 495', how many acres is this?

Robert Fogt
03-15-2006, 01:51 PM
495 feet * 495 feet = 245025 square feet

245025 square foot / 43560 = 5.625 acre

Unregistered
03-19-2006, 05:49 PM
You need to know one of the dimensions.

Unless the land is a perfect square, you need to know at least one dimension in addition to the area. Either the length or width, and you can calculate the other.

what is acreage for 162' x 269' ????

Robert Fogt
03-19-2006, 06:42 PM
162 feet * 269 feet = 43578 square feet

Since 1 acre = 43,560 square feet, I would estimate the above and call it 1 acre, though technically its 1.0004 acre.

Unregistered
03-23-2006, 12:20 PM
You need to know one of the dimensions.

Unless the land is a perfect square, you need to know at least one dimension in addition to the area. Either the length or width, and you can calculate the other.
i have 2.12 acres of land the road frontis 586 one side is 386 the other side is 386 how much road frontage do i need to have one acre

Robert Fogt
03-23-2006, 01:36 PM
43,560 square feet / 386 feet = 112.85 feet

Though an area of land 586 feet by 386 feet is 5.19 acres, not 2.12 acres.

crazy guy
03-25-2006, 07:52 PM
neat forum, maybe you guys can help me with something.
I figure since this string is about acres, i'll post my question here.
I do clearing with heavy equipment and on this certain job its paying "per acre" instead of by the job, or equipment hour, which is the norm for me.
anyway here is my question.
I know that an acre is 208.7 feet X 208.7 feet

I have 2 roadways to clear. One is 30' wide, and the other is 85' wide.

could I figure the acres as follows?

208.7' - 30' = 178.7' , then add the 178.7 from side "A" to the
208.7' on side "B" to equal 387.4' , simply making a "square" into a rectangle.
adding the subtracted footage off one side to the other side to figure the acreage of the cleared roadway?

Robert Fogt
03-26-2006, 09:53 AM
Just multiply the width in feet by the length in feet to get the square feet. Then divide by 43560 to get acres.

So if you're clearing a road 30 feet wide that is 500 feet long:
30 feet * 500 feet = 15000 square feet
15000 square feet / 43560 = 0.3 acres

littlejohn3532
04-01-2006, 05:04 AM
I have an oddball size piece of land.

side one measures: 378 feet
side two measures: 427 feet
side three measures: 152 feet
side four measures: 337 feet

What is the acrage and what is the formula for coverting to square feet?

Thanks so very much.

Robert Fogt
04-01-2006, 09:33 AM
That's called an irregular polygon, and you cant calculate the area without additional information.

The easiest information to gather would be the length of at least one of the diagonals. Though if you could also measure the angles that would work too.

The way these odd shapes are calcuated is by splitting them up into two triangles and measuring the area of each. That is why you need to know the length of the diagonals.

Unregistered
04-04-2006, 01:04 PM
[QUOTE=Unregistered]I have 3 acres how many feet is that?

Robert Fogt
04-05-2006, 03:10 PM
3 acres * 43,560 = 130,680 square feet

Unregistered
04-11-2006, 02:10 PM
i have ten acres that i need to split into half a five acre peice i need to know how many feet to go down the fence line. the ten acre piece is retangular
my property is 280 ft x 130 ft x 275 ft x 115 ft is that more or less an acre

Unregistered
04-12-2006, 04:57 AM
how much acreage is in this amount of land?

The curved lake front part is 386.2 ft
The back is 300 ft. across
The left side appears to be 520 ft.
The right side or street side appears to be 279 ft. across.

Robert Fogt
04-12-2006, 01:44 PM
Those are irregular shapes and you would need more information to calculate the area. For example, you could measure the diagnals. You split the irregular polygon into multiple known shapes (triangles) which you are able to calculate the area of.

Though if the land is fairly rectangular in shape, I see nothing wrong with estimating. For example, turn a 280' x 115' x 275' x 120' irregular polygon into a 280' x 115' rectangle which requires nothing more to calcuate the area of.

Unregistered
04-20-2006, 04:52 AM
The Property I Am Looking At Is Not Square But More Of A Triangle Area. The Footage On Each Side Is As Follows:

Side A= 445.5 Feet
Side B= 528 Feet
Side C= 247 Feet
Side D= 445.5 Feet
How Do You Figure Acreage?
I am having a big problem firguing out how many acres this is

Unregistered
04-20-2006, 04:55 AM
I am having a big problem firguing out how many acres this isan yiou tell me how to firgure this

Unregistered
04-20-2006, 04:56 AM
I am having a big problem firguing out how many acres this iscan you tell me how to firgure this

Robert Fogt
04-21-2006, 01:32 AM
Will also need the length of the diagonals to calculate that.

roro1
04-24-2006, 09:59 AM
can you please figure the acrage og this for me

side a-320.14
side b-170.42
side c-199.00
the vertical side is 206.73
thanks

Robert Fogt
04-24-2006, 02:23 PM
Is this a triangle shape with the vertical side meaning the diagonal?

Unregistered
04-25-2006, 01:19 PM
4 sides sorry!the diagonal side is 206.73

Robert Fogt
04-25-2006, 10:15 PM
That's what we call an irregular polygon, and you need more information before being able to calculate the area. If you could measure the diagonals we could calculate.

Basically we have to break up the irregular shape into known shapes we can calculate, such as two triangles.

Unregistered
05-24-2006, 09:00 AM
Hi,

My land is shapes liked a strange rectangle, getting skinnier on one end and I need to calculate the acreage. Can you help please?

172' x 578' x 44' x 578'

Thanks.

Unregistered
06-09-2006, 06:43 AM
square foot / = 2.17 acre[/QUOTE]

Kristine
06-27-2006, 04:51 AM
I have a lot that I am trying to figure out what size it is. The survey measurements are

Road side = R=175.00' A=75.77' N24 22'08' E
Left Side is N 89 33'45" E 123.56' AND N71 39'04" W 120.99'
Back is N 26 05'22" E 153.43'
Right Side is N 65 37'52"W 211.73'

I

Unregistered
07-02-2006, 10:51 PM
I'm a farmer and I bought a GPS to help me figure out my acreage on some hay fields I tend to.

The GPS will draw a map of my travels and tell me the distance between points. Is there anyway to figure the acreage (w/in half an acre) using this map. (the fields tend to have lots of curves and aren't very rectangular.

The GPS is made by Garmin

Thanks for any helpful ideas you may have

Robert Fogt
07-02-2006, 11:02 PM
I can calculate it, but you will have to draw it.

To calculate an irregular polygon, you have to break it up into known shapes and calculate each seperately.

If you can draw it out in a paint program, label all the side lengths, it would work. Or draw it on paper and scan it in.

secondchance
07-04-2006, 02:59 PM
We have 8 acres in a pie or triangle shape. On the West side to the south point is 940 ft and the East side to the south point is 985 ft, but we don't know the footage on the northern side that runs west to east and is an easement road. Can you tell us how to figure the footage or what it would be?

Robert Fogt
07-05-2006, 06:55 AM
There are many possible types of triangles. I have the formulas for them all, just need to know which to use.

If you can measure an angle, thats all I would need. If you can draw the shape and send it to me I could measure an angle.

Unregistered
07-09-2006, 08:45 AM
I have a pond that I'd like to know the appro. acreage. It's odd shaped with coves and points except the dam, it straight. The dam measures about 440'. Its to grown up and snakey to walk aorund but if I walked around the pond I'd guess it would be 1600/1800'.

About how many acres would that be?

Thanks

Robert Fogt
07-10-2006, 09:14 PM
To calculate the area of an irregular shape, you need to split the shape into smaller shape which you can calculate.

For example, to calculate something thats like an ice cream cone shape, you would split it into a triangle and a half circle, calculate the area of each then add together.

So you'll need to split up your pond into shapes like squares, circles, triangles, etc and measure each shape.

Unregistered
08-13-2006, 05:25 AM
5 acres in feet in a rectangle how many feet on each side

Robert Fogt
08-13-2006, 03:09 PM
You would need to know at least one dimension. Unless the area was a perfect square. You need to know to of three things, length/width/area. You can calculate the third knowing the other two.

Unregistered
09-02-2006, 01:44 PM
I have a irregular lot that i have to figure the acreage on.
The pirameter dim. are
95' x 101' x 107' x 112'

Robert Fogt
09-03-2006, 01:12 AM
You would also need to know the length of one of the diagonals.

You need to split the shape into two triangles and calculate the area of each.

Unregistered
09-12-2006, 05:35 PM
square foot / = 2.17 acre[/QUOTE]
this property has five sides and i only know four measurements

Don
12-23-2006, 04:02 PM
My measurements are ft on back side. ft on left side,ft dips down 255 ft then continues to the end with 238 ft .with the last side of 210 ft its shape has 6 sides I trying to come up with 3 acres. Can you help me?

Robert Fogt
12-27-2006, 05:05 AM
Can you post an image of the shape with the sides labeled?

You cant directly calculate an irregular polygon without knowing the length of a diagonal or angle.

Unregistered
12-27-2006, 05:28 PM
go halfway

Unregistered
02-21-2007, 06:10 AM
i have ten acres that i need to split into half a five acre peice i need to know how many feet to go down the fence line. the ten acre piece is retangular
just divide it in half

Robert Fogt
02-23-2007, 08:50 AM
just divide it in half

That will only work if the area is a rectangle or trapezoid shape. If the sides go off at angles, such as a parallelogram, it could be way off.

I would not recommend using that method unless the shape is close to rectangle.

Unregistered
03-08-2007, 05:45 PM
had many square feet is in 0.52 acres

bla1956
03-14-2007, 10:11 AM
I am having a big problem firguing out how many acres this is Lot Size: 102 by 96 by 225 by 105. Please give me the acreage

Robert Fogt
03-14-2007, 03:10 PM
Lot Size: 102 by 96 by 225 by 105. Please give me the acreage

Would also need to know the length of one of the diagonals.

Unregistered
05-24-2007, 09:23 AM
we are clearing land for sale and need to know how many square feet are in one half of an acre.

Unregistered
05-29-2007, 06:57 AM
I need to know how many acres would be if I cut a 20 ft. right of way around 1700 acres. How many acres would that be.

Sandra
05-29-2007, 08:09 AM
There are 43560 square feet in an acre, I hope this helps.

Robert Fogt
05-30-2007, 10:59 AM
I need to know how many acres would be if I cut a 20 ft. right of way around 1700 acres. How many acres would that be.

Unless the land was a perfect square or perfect circle, we would need to know the dimensions.

Unregistered
06-04-2007, 08:37 AM
i have ten acres that i need to split into half a five acre peice i need to know how many feet to go down the fence line. the ten acre piece is retangular

Can you tell me how many square feet are in .05 of an Acre?

my email address is laura.arizmendi@pinnaclemtg.com

thanks!!!

Unregistered
06-04-2007, 04:27 PM
i have ten acres that i need to split into half a five acre peice i need to know how many feet to go down the fence line. the ten acre piece is retangular

I have 18 years experience working in a Land Title System. The approximate size of an acre is 600 by 400 feet or 240000 square feet. Since I don't know the overall shape and dimensions it is hard for me to go farther.

Unregistered
06-19-2007, 04:10 PM
You need to know one of the dimensions.

Unless the land is a perfect square, you need to know at least one dimension in addition to the area. Either the length or width, and you can calculate the other.
3.09 Acres of property is how many feet or what is to total at \$3.00/square feet?

Please advise. Thank you

Robert Fogt
06-19-2007, 08:33 PM
3.09 acre = 134,600.4 square foot

134,600.4 square foot * 3.00 \$/square foot = \$403,801.20

brenda
07-02-2007, 04:42 PM
I need to know how big this lot is using these meausurments>

Side A= 161.02 feet
Side B=222.67Feet
Side C= 100.00
Feet

How Do You Figure Acreage?
Please show me how to calculate these measurement for a lot that i have

Unregistered
07-29-2007, 09:29 PM
rectangle of 269front by 421 on one side and 400 on the other side and 266 at the back you many acres is this

Robert Fogt
07-30-2007, 12:25 AM
rectangle of 269front by 421 on one side and 400 on the other side and 266 at the back you many acres is this

Thats a irregular polygon shape, and you cant calculate the area without also knowing one of the diagonals.

You may want to post this question in a new thread for help. This thread is getting too big.

Unregistered
08-02-2007, 07:24 AM
I need to know the acrage of a piece of land that is 320.1x141.4x306.2x116?

Mrs X
08-02-2007, 06:41 PM
I need to know the acrage of a piece of land that is 320.1x141.4x306.2x116?

Hi,

If it is almost a rectangle, then you can just take an average of the ends and the sides to get an approximation.

i.e. you rectangle is about 315 x 130is approximately 40000units². If your original units are meters, then this is about 10 acres.

Unregistered
10-08-2007, 02:22 PM
how many feet (not square feet) in one acre?

Unregistered
10-10-2007, 06:06 AM
440 by 310 how many acres is this

Unregistered Rob
10-22-2007, 01:24 PM
Property size is 120 x 90 157 x 118

Not registered
11-09-2007, 05:20 AM
[I need to know how many feet there are to fence in 5 acres.

Sandra
11-09-2007, 08:04 AM
how many feet (not square feet) in one acre?

An acre is a unit of measurement of area.
So it is 43560 square feet.
Are you asking about one of the dimensions of a square acre?
If the acre were a perfect square you would use the square root of 43560 and that would be approx. 208.71 for one of the sides.

Sandra
11-09-2007, 08:08 AM
440 by 310 how many acres is this

assuming that you are giving your measurements in feet.

440 x 310 = 136400 square feet

since there a 43560 square feet in an acre

136400 / 43560 = 3.13 acre

Sandra
11-09-2007, 08:12 AM
Property size is 120 x 90 157 x 118
Is there a possibility you could figure out how much is a rectangle
like using 120 x 90 = 10800 and then making a triangle out of the remaining
37 by 28. Then add the results together.

Sandra
11-09-2007, 08:18 AM
[I need to know how many feet there are to fence in 5 acres.

there are 43560 sq. ft. per acre x 5 acres = 217800

to get one of the dimensions you need the sq. root of 217800

466.7 ft.

466.7 x 4 for the four outer dimensions to get total feet of fence

1866.8 feet of fence

This is basically an estimate and would work well for a square or rectange because the dimensions would work out to about the same in total.
If the shape is unusual you would need to allow extra fencing.

Unregistered
12-01-2007, 02:17 PM
i have property that is 330x1000 deep want to sellthe back 4 acers how many feet do i measure up for 4 acers

Unregistered
01-31-2008, 10:03 AM
I have a plat that is 221.54 across back 42.75 across the front
the left side is 403.76 and the right side is 363.28 Can anyone tell me the acreage of this?

Unregistered
05-26-2009, 07:52 AM
i m looking to buy some land i have 2877.95 ltft as my perimeter what is my acreage and how did you figure it

JohnS
05-26-2009, 10:02 AM
i m looking to buy some land i have 2877.95 ltft as my perimeter what is my acreage and how did you figure it

The perimeter doesn't help much unless you know the shape.

If it is square (all sides equal, all corners 90°), each side is 719.4875 ft, and the area 517662 ft² or 11.88 acres.

However, it could be an absurd shape, like a rectangle 1437.975 ft long, 1 ft wide, and area 1437.98 ft².

You really need to know all the sides (in order) and their bearing angles, or the angles in all the corners.

A circle has the highest ratio of area to perimeter, so by assuming a circle, you can set an upper bound to the area from the perimeter, but it can be ANY smaller number, down to and including zero, so the perimeter just doesn't tell you much useful. I guarentee it is LESS THAN 659108 ft²

Unregistered
05-31-2009, 08:03 PM
The Property I Am Looking At Is Not Square But More Of A Triangle Area. The Footage On Each Side Is As Follows:

Side A= 1930 Feet
Side B= 1676 Feet
Side C= 2316 Feet

How Do You Figure Acreage?
figure the old 3,4,5 therom in geometry 3=1676, 4=1930, and 5=2316. now draw as if an isosoles triangle. You come to the conclision that the diagonal does not matter with this formula. It's as simple as base times height only divide the sum by 2. take 1930 x 1676 it should come to just over 3.2 mil sq ft. divide that by 2 and get approx 1.6 mil sq ft. now take what ever an acre sq ft. is 43,000-45,000 and do the math. the answer is approx 37acres

Unregistered
08-28-2009, 10:16 AM
i need the acrage for a lot A=225ft. B=65ft. C=252ft. D=160ft.

Unregistered
10-05-2009, 06:00 PM
i have ten acres that i need to split into half a five acre peice i need to know how many feet to go down the fence line. the ten acre piece is retangularI need to know how many acres are in this triangle that measures 1,574 feet by 1,175feet by 1,983 feet

JohnS
10-06-2009, 03:28 AM
I need to know how many acres are in this triangle that measures 1,574 feet by 1,175feet by 1,983 feet

We have a calculator for that:
http://www.onlineconversion.com/shape_area_scalene_triangle.htm

It is 924539 ft² or 21.2 acres.

Unregistered
01-14-2010, 12:12 PM
I have a reverse problem, I know the acreage and only one measurement, how do I figure out the other measurements? The acreage is 0.53, and the frontage is 98.46 feet. What is the length of the property assuming it is somewhat rectangular?

JohnS
01-14-2010, 02:11 PM
I have a reverse problem, I know the acreage and only one measurement, how do I figure out the other measurements? The acreage is 0.53, and the frontage is 98.46 feet. What is the length of the property assuming it is somewhat rectangular?

1 acre is 43560 ft², so 0.53 acre is 23087 ft². If one dimension is 98.46 ft, and rectangular shape, the other dimension is 234.5 ft.

If acreage has been rounded to 2 digits, the answer is too, so 230 ft approx.

Unregistered
02-24-2010, 05:05 PM
my lot size is 104X179.62X115X158 can ayone tell me how many acres is that

Unregistered
03-11-2010, 04:55 AM
the land deminsons are in four sides the 1st side is 150' the 2nd is 125' the 3rd is 179' and the 4th is 137

oiluvgoodbeer
05-04-2010, 01:11 PM
in need of help on how many acres i have im going to write it like it is on the paper i have . commencing on the south side of the highway from point A to point B at the northeast corner of the land formerly owner or occupied by Mr X , thence running south on said X east line to a juniper tree;thence running easterly seven (7) rods and seven (7) links; trench running south on said X east line to said X southeast corner;thence running east on Mrs A and Mr B north line to Mr C southwest corner;thence running north on said Mr C west line to the southwest corner of land owned or occupied by Mr D; thence running north on said Mr E west line to southeast corner of land of the land owned by Mr F thence running west on said Mr F south line to southwest corner;thence running north on Mr F west line to the south line of the said highway ; thence running west on the south line of said highway to the point of beginning so the measurements i have is 1200' x2812.5' x 872.5'x 1500' x 62.5 x1000' please help me figure this out

coolnice
05-05-2010, 06:02 PM
You cant directly calculate an irregular polygon without knowing the length of a diagonal or angle.

Unregistered
12-08-2010, 02:06 PM
i have a piece of property 915 ft by 620 ftwhat is acreage? i have another piece of property 200ft by 1300ft what is acreage

JohnS
12-08-2010, 02:47 PM
i have a piece of property 915 ft by 620 ftwhat is acreage? i have another piece of property 200ft by 1300ft what is acreage

Assuming it is rectangular (the two opposite sides are the same lengths, all four corners are 90°) the area of the 1st one is 915 ft x 620 ft = 567 300ft²

An acre is 43560 ft², so
567 300 ft² x 1 acre/43560 ft² = 13.02 acre.

You can work the 2nd one the same way

Unregistered
01-18-2011, 12:42 PM
I have a lot that is 213.17x385.48x320.76. How many acres is that?

JohnS
01-18-2011, 01:08 PM
I have a lot that is 213.17x385.48x320.76. How many acres is that?

It's a triangle? You can work out the area by Heron's formula, and it is 34188 ft². An acre is 43560 ft², so 0.785 acre.

Unregistered
02-09-2011, 06:24 AM
an acre of land is 43,560 sq ft how long is one side of a square acre

JohnS
02-09-2011, 07:40 AM
an acre of land is 43,560 sq ft how long is one side of a square acre

sqrt(43560 ft²) = 208.71 ft approx

This is rounded. If you square it, it falls about 0.07 ft² short, but 208.72' on a side is more than 4 ft² over an acre.

Unregistered
03-26-2011, 11:31 AM
cant figure out how to do a triangle??455.33 ft.by420.28 ft by 637.77 ft

Unregistered
03-26-2011, 11:37 AM
455.33x637.77x420.28

JohnS
03-26-2011, 02:35 PM
455.33x637.77x420.28

You can calculate the area of a triangle from the three sides using Heron's formula. We have a calculator that implements it:
http://www.onlineconversion.com/shape_area_scalene_triangle.htm

vabeachgirlNYC
03-27-2011, 01:35 PM
What a great thread! My math is pretty bad and I am trying to figure out what the mileage would be for running around a 100 acre property line. The land is a combination of sand, mud, shallow marsh water and grass. It is pretty much a rectangle shape.

Does anyone know how many miles that would be? Or the easiest method to calculate it?

Thanks!

JohnS
03-27-2011, 02:20 PM
What a great thread! My math is pretty bad and I am trying to figure out what the mileage would be for running around a 100 acre property line. The land is a combination of sand, mud, shallow marsh water and grass. It is pretty much a rectangle shape.

Does anyone know how many miles that would be? Or the easiest method to calculate it?

Thanks!

If it were square, it would be about 8350 ft (1.6 mile). If it is rectangular, and the same area, the perimeter will be greater. The amount will depend on aspect ratio (how long and skinny of a rectangle it is)

Unregistered
06-03-2011, 12:26 AM
In a Nut Shell.... Did you have a survey? If you did, request a copy....it's yours, you paid for it!!! If not, go to your county office (where you pay taxes) and they can print an aerial image of the properties under your name or in the name in which you took title (The name on the deed). If the printed image doesn't display the dimensions ask for them to switch to a different screen. Most, but not all counties can do this. Keep in mind, should you have 50 acres and they're only charging you for 40 acres your taxes on the property, the tax will increase should you bring this to attention. Ask what's in your name or what you have... ask for them to print and pay a few bucks. (Approx \$1.00 per page)
An acre has 43,560ft. and it can be in any shape. Without accurate dimensions, it can be tricky to calculate.
*Most people asking these questions want details to construct on or close a property line. If a building should encroach on the adjoining owner, that owner has every right to have the given portion of a structure removed...what ever touches the neighbor's property. Who wants to have 2ft of their new shop sliced and diced? Without a survey this could be expensive and create problems should you or your neighbor want to sell. Depending on the sale this could be an issue, it would give a buyer a way out of the purchase and a lender would want this corrected if the person it getting a loan. A fence on the other hand is easy to remove, but still a hassle.
Know what's yours and when buying a property, calculate and match the legals with what is being purchased. (Even though your legal may state ???ft x ???ft and so on, you can ONLY assume where the point of beginning is. Check it and check it twice. A deed is a document that is conveyed, from seller to buyer. The legal is all the mumbo jumbo IN THE DEED. Example of a legal- Ne1/4 SW1/4 and S1/2 SW1/2 of Section 16, Township 11 and Range 14E .....of ? County.
Hope this helps.

Unregistered
08-14-2011, 03:07 AM
I need to know how much fenceing i need to go around the perimeter of 28 acres

Unregistered
08-14-2011, 07:44 AM
Robt: I have a 3 acre yard with a very irregular shape and a house in the middle of it. I wish to map out a half acre piece at a time for purposes of clearing and planting new grass. Since a half acre is approximately 21780 square feet, which on a rectangle translates to 165 x 132, would it work for me to get a piece of string which measures 297 feet, lay out the shape I want, and know that within the perimeter I have captured a half acre? Thanks in advance for your help with this.

Keith

HerrWarum
08-14-2011, 09:39 AM
Try this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planimeter

JohnS
08-14-2011, 09:49 AM
Robt: I have a 3 acre yard with a very irregular shape and a house in the middle of it. I wish to map out a half acre piece at a time for purposes of clearing and planting new grass. Since a half acre is approximately 21780 square feet, which on a rectangle translates to 165 x 132, would it work for me to get a piece of string which measures 297 feet, lay out the shape I want, and know that within the perimeter I have captured a half acre? Thanks in advance for your help with this.

Keith

The perimeter of a 165 x 132 ft rectangle is 594 ft (two of each side), and you have to get the sides right and 90° angles to have a half acre. With four equal sides, the same perimeter gives a little more area, 22 052 ft², in a circular shape, the same perimeter gives over 28000 ft², and in a long skinny rectangle, less than a half acre. Shape maters.

Unregistered
08-21-2011, 05:45 PM
how can i know the correct address on a house on when i google it or map it?

Imtran_8181@yahoo.com
08-28-2011, 01:29 PM
plz make autoCad map of 95 feet length and 30 feet width.having 4 room and 1 kitchen and 1 Guest room

Unregistered
09-01-2011, 12:29 PM
Hello,
could you please let me know that how many square meter of 400 yards?

JohnS
09-02-2011, 02:24 AM
Hello,
could you please let me know that how many square meter of 400 yards?

Do you mean square yards?
400 yd² x (0.9144 m/yd)² = 334.5 m²

suraj thapa
09-08-2011, 03:08 AM
i have ten acres that i need to split into half a five acre peice i need to know how many feet to

JohnS
09-08-2011, 03:45 AM
i have ten acres that i need to split into half a five acre peice i need to know how many feet to

10 acres is 435600 square feet, 5 acres is half that. But how to divide into two parcels depends on the shape of the lot, road access to both parcel after the split, and some definition of about where you would prefer the split to be. Then area calculations can determine the exact location mathematically.

Unregistered
09-28-2011, 02:14 AM
Hi sir, i have a plot size length 50 foot, breadth 30 foot, so i need 3 bed room, one kitchen, drawing room + lobbi, 2 bathrum(toilet) plz help me fast

JohnS
09-28-2011, 02:27 AM
Hi sir, i have a plot size length 50 foot, breadth 30 foot, so i need 3 bed room, one kitchen, drawing room + lobbi, 2 bathrum(toilet) plz help me fast

I'm not sure what you are asking. If you want a house plan, we're not architects and can't draw you one. Your lot if rectangular is 1500 ft² or 0.034 acre.

Unregistered
09-29-2011, 01:08 PM
What is the area of this figure. A.1,200 mm2. C.13,200 mm2. ABCD. B.12,000 mm2. D.14,400 mm2

JohnS
09-29-2011, 02:27 PM
What is the area of this figure. A.1,200 mm2. C.13,200 mm2. ABCD. B.12,000 mm2. D.14,400 mm2

For the area of a four-sided figure, we also need the corner angles.

Your dimensions appear to have a problem as millimetered squared is a unit of area not of length.

unitVerse
10-01-2011, 05:46 PM
For the area of a four-sided figure, we also need the corner angles.

Your dimensions appear to have a problem as millimetered squared is a unit of area not of length.

Indeed, something seems lost in the translation.

But here is a quick visual for 1 acre.

" American football is played on a field 360 by 160 feet (120.0 by 53.3 yards; 109.7 by 48.8 meters)." from Wikipedia

53.3 Yard x 90 Yards = 0.99116 Acre

So from one Goal line ( 0 Yard line) to the 10 Yard line at the other end ( ie 90 Yards from the reference Goal line) is very very close to one acre.

Be aware that the 'end zones' are 10 Yard each as well! So if you visualize from the back of the 'end zone' instead of the zero yard line, adjust accordingly.

(Many people, including me, believe the field is 50 yards wide, I do not know, but use wikipedia's 53.3 yards; it does make since if it was all originally defined in feet:) )

UnregisteredBecky
10-11-2011, 05:49 AM
I am trying to figure how much land I have in a couple of lots I bought. Could you please help.
They are irregular rectangle, but I just want the gist please. and how you came it please.
Lot 4: 130.95' X 290' X 180' X305'
lot 5: 135.75' X 305' X 200' X 293.92
Lot 7: 135' X 294.78' X 176.40' X 320'
Lot 9: 227.52' X 449.21' X 242.81' X 366.29"
Appreciate any help that you may give, thanks Becky

Unregistered
10-14-2011, 04:55 AM
The Property I Am Looking At Is Not Square But More Of A Triangle Area. The Footage On Each Side Is As Follows:

Side A= 1930 Feet
Side B= 1676 Feet
Side C= 2316 Feet

How Do You Figure Acreage?

You use what is called the Cosine Rule. You only need two adjecent sides (e.g. A, B)but you also need an included angle (e.g the angle between A and B).
Side A= 1930
Side B=1676
Included Angle= ????? Say 30°
Area = 1/2*A*B*Cos included angle
in this case it equals 1400657 square feet

JohnS
10-14-2011, 10:09 AM
You use what is called the Cosine Rule. You only need two adjecent sides (e.g. A, B)but you also need an included angle (e.g the angle between A and B).
Side A= 1930
Side B=1676
Included Angle= ????? Say 30°
Area = 1/2*A*B*Cos included angle
in this case it equals 1400657 square feet

Actually, that is 1/2*A*B*sin(included angle). You can solve for the included angle using the law of cosines.

Alternatively, you can use Heron's formula
s = (a+b+c)/2
A = sqrt(s*(s-a)*(s-b)*(s-c)) = 1 590 670 ft²

Unregistered
10-27-2011, 05:33 PM
I need to know how many acres are in 15840 ft long by 15 ft wide.

JohnS
10-27-2011, 07:08 PM
I need to know how many acres are in 15840 ft long by 15 ft wide.

15840 ft x 15 ft x 1 acre/43560 ft² = 5.45 acre

Unregistered
11-04-2011, 08:46 AM
I am recently divorced and need to section off 5 acres of my property around the house from the remaining 75 acres. How do I measure out 5 acres so that I can stake the land and see if I can sell it split up??? The 80 acres is a rectangle and is measured out as two 40 acre sections. Can anyone help me with this calculation quickly???? Thank you.

JohnS
11-04-2011, 10:18 AM
I am recently divorced and need to section off 5 acres of my property around the house from the remaining 75 acres. How do I measure out 5 acres so that I can stake the land and see if I can sell it split up??? The 80 acres is a rectangle and is measured out as two 40 acre sections. Can anyone help me with this calculation quickly???? Thank you.

An acre is 43560 ft². Under PLSS system, a section is 640 acres or 1 sq mile, a quarter quarter section is 40 acres and is square, 1320 ft on a side. I assume you have two adjacent plots so 1320 ft by 2640 ft.

5 acre is 217 800 ft², but could be any length and width whose product is this number. A slice the full 1320' depth of one side is 165 ft
But it could equally well be 330' x 660' or 440' x 495' or numerous other dimensions. Pick one side and divide into 217 800 to get the other side.

Unregistered
11-28-2011, 05:41 PM
I would lick to know how many square ft 19' X 40 acres long is

JohnS
11-29-2011, 03:33 AM
I would lick to know how many square ft 19' X 40 acres long is

The acre is a unit of area (43560 ft²/acre), not a unit of length.

If your shape is rectangular, multiply length and width, both in feet for square feet. Divide by 43560 for acres.

If the shape is other than a rectangle, the formula for area will be different.

Unregistered
01-17-2012, 07:32 PM
You need to know one of the dimensions.

Unless the land is a perfect square, you need to know at least one dimension in addition to the area. Either the length or width, and you can calculate the other.

How do you figure a parcel of land that is 130 ft x 200 ft. What is the total sq ft and what percent of an acre is it?

JohnS
01-18-2012, 03:42 AM
How do you figure a parcel of land that is 130 ft x 200 ft. What is the total sq ft and what percent of an acre is it?

If it is a rectangle (90° corners, and opposite sides equal) it is 26000 sq ft, divided by 43560 ft²/acre for 0.597 acre.

Unregistered
01-30-2012, 10:18 PM
I have approx a 10 acre piece of land my front section in just 200 ft across the front secton i would like to know how deep the land will be to correct.

JohnS
01-31-2012, 02:03 AM
I have approx a 10 acre piece of land my front section in just 200 ft across the front secton i would like to know how deep the land will be to correct.

10 acre x 43560 ft²/acre x 1/200 ft = 2178 ft

This assumes the shape is a rectangle, and the area is exact.

Aidan
03-14-2012, 11:15 AM
Just come across this brilliant website -- sketchandcalc -- . -- com. Draw the shape of your piece of land in metres and it will give you square metres then use an online calculator to convert to Acres. It's not exactly 100% as you are drawing the shape but if you know the rough shape of your piece of land it's pretty good.

Unregistered
10-11-2013, 01:20 PM
how many acres is in 1320ft by 300ft?

JohnS
10-11-2013, 03:30 PM
how many acres is in 1320ft by 300ft?

Assuming the shape is a rectangle (all four corners 90°)
1320 ft x 300 ft x 1 acre/43560 ft² = 9.091 acres

Unregistered
11-18-2013, 09:19 AM
How much is a piece of land that is 109 x 200. The person that has it calls this a acre how much is it???

JohnS
11-18-2013, 03:39 PM
How much is a piece of land that is 109 x 200. The person that has it calls this a acre how much is it???

Assuming that is the length and width of a rectangle, 21800 ft²
An acre is 43560 ft², so 0.5 acre roughly.

Unregistered
01-09-2014, 08:12 AM
I have a piece of property that is 165' by 1317' and need to divide it into 5 acres

JohnS
01-09-2014, 11:42 AM
I have a piece of property that is 165' by 1317' and need to divide it into 5 acres

Assuming shape is a rectangle, area is 217 305 ft²
At 43560 ft²/acre, it is only 4.986 acres. No division possible.