# How do you measure...........????(Math Dummy needs help)

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1. ### Can CanPusher ManStaff MemberSuper Moderator

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How do you measure the area of a rectangle that has two equal sides and two different sides? Does that make sense?

What is the equation?

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multiply side A with Side B to get Area C...

if Side A of a rectangle is 4 inches, and Side B of a rectangle is 6 inches, then the area is 24 square inches.
The confusing part about 2 equal sides, and 2 different sides is the side Paralell to Side A is the same length as Side A and the side Paralell to side B is the same length as Side B.

Side A
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I_______I Side B

Area = C.

sorry for the bad ASCII drawings, but the boards automaticaly remove spare spaces....

I hope that helped a little, and didn't make it more confusing...

-Rich

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like this?

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A. take the shorter nonsame side (top) and multiply it by the height.

B. Then then take the short side (top), subtract it from the long side (botto,), multiply it by the height. Then add A &amp; B together.

4. ### Can CanPusher ManStaff MemberSuper Moderator

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Sorry Rich, but now I'm really confused!!!/forums/images/icons/crazy.gif

I was actually trying to figure out the dimensions of this rectangle-

1. Top and bottom are both 300 ft long.

2. One side is 706 ft long and

3. The other side is 735 ft long.

Anybody? C'mon, help dodo-head Paul out.

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Let me see if I can figure it out, brother!!!/forums/images/icons/smile.gif

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I got 220,500 square feet......Is that right? Now what do I divide that by to find the acres?

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that be a trapezoid...

the answer Hossbaby gave should work... are the top and bottom paralell? if so, then the questionmay have been written wrong...

lemme see iffin I can find a math website that'll be able to explain it better, and with good pictures...

-Rich

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Wow that would be a bear to figure out since there's no 90º angles in that thing, and worse yet no parallel sides. Can estimate fairly well... If nobody has the answer by tomorrow I'll try and figure one out...

It's too late in the night for me to try and do any thinking like that. But standard things to calculate a trapezoid, rectangle, etc can't be used... I think it might involve calculus... /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif

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I am getting roughly 215897.82 sq. ft.

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Like I said, Rich, I'm a total math dropout....... If that's what it's called, then I guess it's a trapezoid(See my measurements above). And I totally agree that the question was asked wrongly - so slap me/forums/images/icons/wink.gif.

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Are the 706 and the 735 lines parallel? My above measurement above is assuming that they are.

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there's 43,560 sq feet in an acre. i dont have a calculator handy, but thats 215897.82 divided by 43,560 for the acreage

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How did you come to that total, brother???

Here's my math:

1. 706 x 300 = 211800

2. 735 - 706 = 29

3. 29 x 300 = 8700

Sooooooo............8700 + 211800 = 220500

Isn't that right? Or is there the a problem beacuse of the angles?

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So there is roughly 4.956 acres in the area you asked about if my calculation is correct.

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Yes the 706 and 735 lines are parallel........And if this makes a difference so are the 300ft sides too. They are in a shape like this:

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Thanks for all the replies, guys!!!/forums/images/icons/smile.gif

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I'm no expert but I don't think all the sides can be prallel. If they are then it's a rectangle right? I hope, for ease of calculation, that the 700+ sides are parallel.

-Aaron

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I see what you're saying, Aaron....../forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

I guess what I meant to say is that the two long sides are parallel and the two shorter sides lean the same way. Does that make sense?

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300 wouldn't be your height. You have to use the pythagerian therum to figure out the height. the height is actually 299.65. so use the 299.65 as the height and it comes out to rougly my earlier number.

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The what thereum???? Man oh man, it's been a long time since high school/forums/images/icons/crazy.gif. I think I had a little too much vodka at lunch the day we learned that/forums/images/icons/wink.gif.

SO you figure the area is just shy of 5 acres? Good......that's what I was told.

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