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One acre equals how many square feet?

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An acre is equal to 43,560 square feet. An acre is a measurement of the area of a piece of land. The acre originated as a British unit of measure. It was originally measured as the amount of land a team of oxen could plow in one day.

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The historical area represented by an acre varied from place to place. It became a standardized measurement equal to 1/640 of a square mile or 4,840 square yards. A 208.7-foot square plot equals one acre. Originally, the term used was "statute acre," but since this is the universal measurement now used in the U.S., the word "statute" has been dropped.

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Historically, an acre is 66 feet by 660 feet. However, an acre is a measurement of area, so the length and width can vary as long as the total area is 43,560 square feet.

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A half acre equals to 21,780 square feet. About 43,560 square feet make one acre. To convert acres into square feet, the number of acres is multiplied by the conversion factor. In this case, 0.5 acres is multiplied by 43,560 square feet.

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Because an acre is a measurement of area, it cannot be converted to feet but rather to square feet. Similarly, because an acre does not have to have a specified shape, it is equivalent to any area that measures 43,560 square feet.