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Converting 1 Acre to Square Feet

Instructor: Mia Primas

Mia has taught math and science and has a Master's Degree in Secondary Teaching.

In this lesson, you will learn how to convert 1 acre to square feet. The lesson will conclude with examples of uses for converting acres to square feet.

Steps for Converting Acres to Square Feet

Step 1: Convert acres to square yards

Step 2: Convert square yards to square feet

In order to convert from one unit to the other, we multiply by the conversion factor. The conversion factor is the ratio of the units set up as a fraction. The unit that we are converting to should be in the numerator. For example, when converting acres to square yards, square yards should be in the numerator and acres should be in the denominator of the fraction.

The following equivalent units can be used to convert acres to square feet.

1 acre = 4,840 square yards
1 square yard = 9 square feet

Converting 1 Acre to Square Feet

  • Step 1: Convert acres to square yards

Converting acres to square yards
1

  • Step 2: Convert square yards to square feet

Converting square yards to square feet
2

Therefore, 1 acre is equal to 43,560 square feet.

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