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What precentage of an acre as expressed in .000 is a 12 ft x 12 ft piece of land?

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Jan 13, 2012
Calculate Percent - Acreage
by: Staff

Question:

What precentage of an acre as expressed in .000 is a 12 ft x 12 ft piece of land?


Answer:

1 acre = 43,560 ft² (US)


The area represented by a 12 ft x 12 ft piece of land:

12 ft x 12 ft = 144 ft²



The approach

An easy and quick way to remember how to compute the percentage is shown below:

Step 1 – Write out the problem as follows:

144 ft² out of 43,560 ft²


Step 2 – Write the numbers as a fraction

144/43,560


Step 3 – divide the fraction to get a decimal. In this case, divide 16 by 21.

144/43,560 = 0.003305785124

Step 4 – to convert the decimal to a percent, multiply your answer by 100 (just move the decimal 2 places to the right)

0.003305785124 * 100 = 0.3305785124 %

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The final answer is .331%.




Note: The steps outlined above are a simply quick method of solving the following proportion, where P = %

P is to 100 as 144 is to 43,560

P : 100 as 144 : 43,560

P/100 as 144/43,560

P/100 = 144/43,560


To solve for P, multiply each side of the equation by 100:

(P/100) x 100 = (144/43,560) x 100

P = (144/43,560) x 100

P = 0.003305785124 x 100

P = .331%


Thanks for writing.
Staff

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Jul 20, 2013
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by: Anonymous

The answer is .331%

Jul 20, 2013
Acreage Question
by: Staff


You are quite right.

Thanks for pointing it out.

Thanks for writing.
Staff

www.solving-math-problems.com


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