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how do you figure acreage?

Postby linda » Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:08 am

205 x 85 x 310 x 145 feet? How much acreage is that. .81?
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Postby Guest » Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:57 am

Unlike a triangle, a quadrilateral is not fixed by knowing it's four sides, it can flex at the corners. You have to know at least one angle or one diagonal to "fix" into two rigid triangles. Some formulas here:
http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/docs/reference ... ode23.html

Once you have the area in square feet, the acres are easy.
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Re: how do you figure acreage?

Postby Guest » Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:34 pm

linda wrote:205 x 85 x 310 x 145 feet? How much acreage is that. .81?
Linda


210 X 668.82 X 175 X 723.8 FEET
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Re: how do you figure acreage?

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:32 am

[quote="Anonymous]210 X 668.82 X 175 X 723.8 FEET[/quote]
As mentioned above, without at least one angle or one diagonal, there is not a unique solution. If these lengths are from a deed, there should also be compass bearings (angles) associated with each line. With those, the problem could be solved.
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