How to Calculate Square Miles?

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To calculate square miles, simply measure the length of a piece of land in miles and the width of a piece of land in miles. Multiply these two numbers and you'll know the square miles. If the land in question looks less like the shape of Wyoming than, say, West Virginia, you may need to measure smaller sections and add the square mileage.
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1. Measure the length and width of the area you wish to calculate. The more precise way to do this is hiring a surveyor to create a detailed schematic for you. However, you also can
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What is the shape of the area? for a rectangle multiply the length in miles by the width in miles.
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1. Enter the amount of acres into your calculator and press the times (x) button. 2. Enter the number 43,560 into the calculator and press the equal ( button. You should enter 43,560
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1. Use a ladder to climb onto the roof. Have an assistant hold the ladder for added safety. 2. Measure the length and height of each rectangular plane of the roof with a tape measure
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How to Calculate Square Miles
Large expanses of land, such as states and national forests, and large bodies of water, are often described in square miles. At other times, they are described in acres. Surveyors often give the dimensions of plots of land in feet, from which you can... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
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Square miles is found by measuring an area in one direction in miles and the other direction in miles and then you multiply those two numbers together.
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