Hectares and acres

Don Staples dstaples at livingston.net
Wed Nov 19 11:31:46 EST 1997

Larry Caldwell wrote:
> I have to admit that I work in the metric system a lot.  It's so much
> simpler than the American crapola.  I mean, a square acre is 42,849 square
> feet.  If I want to lay out half that I have to divide by two and take
> the square root of 21,424.5 in my head.  Gak.  In metric, 50 ares is just
> over 70 meters on a side, and I don't even have to think about it.

Uhhh, an acre is 43,560 sq ft, 10 square chains, half acre 5 square
chains.  Of course, this is in Texas, may be different else where. 

Don Staples
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