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Figure acreage

Postby Lakecitymeg » Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:11 am

I am trying to calculate the acreage I own and I do not know how to get my answer I am mathematically challenged please help. My property is a triangle that measures 627 feet road frt X 561 feet across the back X 364 ft straight line to back of property. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Figure acreage

Postby Ken Chevy » Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:19 am

Lakecitymeg wrote:I am trying to calculate the acreage I own and I do not know how to get my answer I am mathematically challenged please help. My property is a triangle that measures 627 feet road frt X 561 feet across the back X 364 ft straight line to back of property. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Use the formula for a Trapezium: .5(Top+Bottom)Height=Area/43,560=Acres

.5 x (561+627) x 364 = 216,216 sqft / 43,560 (number of sqft in 1 acre) = 4.9636 Acres you own.

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