Convert property measurments into acreage

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Convert property measurments into acreage

Postby Lakecitymeg » Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:47 am

My lot measures 627 feet x 561 feet x 364 feet. Could someone please tell me how many acres this is?
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Re: Convert property measurments into acreage

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:38 am

Lakecitymeg wrote:My lot measures 627 feet x 561 feet x 364 feet. Could someone please tell me how many acres this is?
The property is a Triangle.
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Postby Guest » Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:52 am

Is it really a triangle? If so Heron's formula can be used.

If the three sides are a, b, c
Calculate s = (a + b + c)/2
Then area A is SQRT(s*(s-a)*(s-b)*s-c))

I get s = 776'
A = SQRT(776*149*215*412) = 101202.6 ft^2

One acre = 43560 ft^2,

so 2.32 acres
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Re: Convert property measurments into acreage

Postby Ken Chevy » Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:42 am

Lakecitymeg wrote:My lot measures 627 feet x 561 feet x 364 feet. Could someone please tell me how many acres this is?


In the other thread you said:

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.


It ISN'T a triangle from what you say, so:

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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