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Very interesting question. The answer is: There is no answer, because knowing

the area doesn't tell you the shape or the perimeter.

There are an infinite number of rectangles that all have the same area but

different perimeters.

The shortest perimeter that can enclose 120 acres is a circle, with diameter of

about 2,580 ft, or 0.4886 mile. The perimeter (circumference) is 1.535 mile. (rounded)

The rectangle with the shortest perimeter that encloses 120 acres is a square

with sides of 2,286-ft. The perimeter is 9,145-ft or 1.732 miles.

The perimeter can be anything greater than that. The more long and skinny and

"unsquare" the rectangle is, the longer the perimeter is, for the same area.

Examples:

1,800-ft x 2,904-ft

Area = 120 acres

Perimeter = 9,408-ft = 1.782 miles

1,452-ft x 3,600-ft:

Area = 120 acres

Perimeter = 10,105-ft = 1.914 miles

726-ft x 7,200-ft:

Area = 120 acres

Perimeter = 15,862-ft = 3.002 miles

242-ft x 21,600-ft

Area = 120 acres

Perimeter = 43,684-ft = 8.273 miles

60.5-ft x 86,400-ft

Area = 120 acres

Perimeter = 172,921-ft = 32.750 miles

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2.65 miles.

Assuming the parcel is a square, the perimeter is equal to 3.54 miles.

I don’t know

You can't tell the shape or the distance around from the area. There are an infinite number of shapes and perimeters that all have areas of 100 acres. The shortest perimeter possible is a circle, with diameter (distance across) of 2,355 feet. The distance around it is 7,398 feet (about 1.4 miles). The shortest possible perimeter with straight sides is a square, 2,087 feet on every side. The distance around it is 8,348 feet (about 1.58 miles). If you stay with rectangles, there are an infinite number of different rectangles with different dimensions and different perimeters, that all have areas of 100 acres. The distance around every one of them is larger than 1.58 miles, and it can be anything up to infinity.

That depends on the shape. 160 acres is one-forth of a square mile. If the plot of land is a square it will be 1/2 mile on each side, so the perimeter will be 2 miles. But it could also be 1 mile long and 1/4 mile wide, so the perimeter would be 2 1/2 miles.

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2.65 miles.

The perimeter of a 30-acre square lot is 0.866 miles.

0.125

The perimeter of a 24.5-acre square lot is 4,132.25 feet.

Assuming the parcel is a square, the perimeter is equal to 3.54 miles.

The perimeter of a 340-acre square lot is 2.92 miles.

I don’t know

The perimeter of a 35-acre square lot is 0.935 miles.

An area of 20 acres can have millions of different shapes. It can be round, oval, square, rectangular, triangular, hexagonal, or irregular. Knowing the area doesn't tell you the shape or the proportions. As long as the total included area is 43,560 square feet, it's an acre. The smallest possible perimeter for 20 acres would be a circle with a diameter of 1053.2 feet. The circumference is 3308.75 ft = 0.63 mile. The smallest possible plot with straight sides would be a square, with sides of 933.4 feet, and perimeter of 3,733.5 ft = 0.707 mile. But you can make 20 acres have as large a perimeter as you want, with no upper limit. For example: A strip of land 10 feet wide and 87,120 ft (16.5 miles) long. Area = 20 acres. Perimeter = 33 miles and 20 ft.

138240 acres

The perimeter of a 17-acre square lot is 0.65 miles (3,442.14 feet).

That depends on the shape of the lot. However, the perimeter of a 724-acre square lot is 4.25 miles.