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convert sqare feet to linear feet

Postby mclark » Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:59 am

I need to figure the linear feet for a fence to go around a playground that need to meet specific guidelines which are 75 square feet per child.. There is a total of 30 children. So 75 sq ft x 30 kids = 2250 sq ft...right??? I need the linear feet..HELP!!!
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Postby Dirtman » Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:25 pm

To calculate the length of one side of the "square" area, take the square root of 2250 sq. ft., which is 47.43. Add all the sides: 47.43*4=189.74 linear feet.

You probably don't have a nice, neat square area to work with so divide 2250 sq. ft. by the length you do have, then add all four sides. Example:

You have a piece of property you can use that has a side length of 50 feet.
2250/50=45 feet, so: (50*2)+(45*2)=190 linear feet of fence.
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sq ft to linear ft conversion

Postby mclark » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:20 pm

Dirtman...Thank you...
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Postby Guest » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:12 am

You're welcome mclark, glad to be of help.
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