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# If you walked around a 15 acre field, how far will you have travelled?

Question #92818. Asked by markswood. (Feb 25 08 4:48 PM)

ceetee

This question cannot be answered without knowing the dimensions of the field. Is it rectangular, triangular, circular or irregular?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acre
an acre is a unit of area that is not dependent on any particular shape.

 Feb 25 08, 5:40 PM
MonkeyOnALeash

That all depends on the shape! 15 Acres at 1 foot wide by 653400 (123.75 miles) feet long is a bit more than a square lot at 15 acres.

1 Acre = 43560 Square Feet.

A square of 15 Acres has a perimeter of 3236 feet. 809' x 4 (approximately)

 Feb 25 08, 5:47 PM
Baloo55th

You'll go the shortest distance if the field is circular, but circular fields are not all that common. (What do you do with the bits left over?)

 Feb 27 08, 2:47 PM
MonkeyOnALeash

Actually. Circular fields are QUITE common. Hugely popular in the US of A.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_pivot_irrigation

http://www.valmont.com/asp/irrigation/whatsnew.asp

http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe50s/water_07.html

 Feb 27 08, 3:49 PM

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