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How large is .40 acre?

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โˆ™ 2011-07-29 18:50:46

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It's useful to remember that a piece of ground 1 furlong long and 1 chain wide is an acre. Before the advent of the farm tractor this was considered to be a good day's work for the horse pulling the plough and the farm worker guiding it.

A "furlong" comes from a "furrow long" and is 220 yards in length. The "chain" (which was an early measuring device for measuring land) has a length of 22 yards (the same as the length of a cricket pitch from stumps to stumps). By multiplying the 220 yards by the 22 yards you should have 4840 square yards for 1 acre.

So 0.40 of an acre, which is 4 tenths of 4840 = 484 X 4 = 1936 square yards.

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