A triangular lot is 160 ft on one side and has a property line of length 850 ft. Find the area if the lot in acres.
Use the Pythagorean theorem to find the length of the other side of the lot.
base2 +height2 = hypothenuse2
Use the formula for the area of a triangle below.
A = *base*height
A = *160*835
= 66800 ft2
The last step is to convert the area from square feet to acres. Remember that 1 acre 1 acre is equal to 43560 square feet.
66800 ft2* acres
The area of the lot is about 1.53 acres.