How big is an acre? It is, of course, 4046.9 square meters, although that 0.9 is shorthand for 0.8726… if you’re surveying in the USA and shorthand for 0.8564… if you’re not. But how big is that? If the answer of “four roods” doesn’t help you, then a popular comparison is that it is about 3/4 of a football field:
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It was in searching for a visual description of an acre that I ran across the great site How Much is Inside? (with translations into Arabic, Dutch, German, Spanish, and Swedish). Rob Cockerham and his crack team of reporters tackle all sorts of questions about non-standard measurement. For example,
- How much gold is inside a bottle of Goldschläger?
- How many CDs can be labeled with a Sharpie® before it runs out of ink? (more than you think!)
- How much actual granola is in a box of granola bars?
- And, of course, How much is inside an acre?