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calculating acreage

Postby guest » Fri Sep 23, 2005 2:24 am

I am trying to determine th acerage of a piece of land. The measurements are 54.88, 226.44, 178.84 and 132.9. Anyone know? Thanks!
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Postby Guest » Fri Sep 23, 2005 2:37 am

A four-sided figure isn't rigid. It is not uniquely determined by the four sides, so the area can't be calculated without more info..

If this is from a plot of land, do you have the compass bearings of the four sides. You need that, or the angles of the corners, or information on the diagonals.
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Re: calculating acreage

Postby Guest » Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:01 am

guest wrote:I am trying to determine th acerage of a piece of land. The measurements are 54.88, 226.44, 178.84 and 132.9. Anyone know? Thanks!


Couldn't you treat it as a Trapezium? Do .5(Top+Bottom)Height

ie: .5(54.88+132.9)178.84 =16,791.2876 sqft
and .5(54.88+132.9)226.44=21,260.4516 sqft

added together 16,791.2876 + 21,260.4516 = 38,051.7392 / 2 = 19,025.8696 sqft

Since there are 43,560 sqft in an acre that area would be 19,025.8696 sqft / 43,560 sqft = .4367 of an acre.

Anyone back me up on that way of figuring square footage?

Ken Chevy
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