Both acres and square feet are units for measuring different sized plots of land. The imperial and the customary systems of US uses acre as the unit of any land area. It is abbreviated as ac. The unit of an acre is broadly used in Australia, Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Canada, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, United Kingdom and the United States. The plural of square foot is square feet which are both a US customary and imperial unit of land area. It actually defines the area of a 1 foot sided square. It is partially used in India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nepal, United Kingdom and Singapore and is broadly used in the US.
History of Acre
Rod is known to be the historical unit of length. One chain has 4 rods. Furrow length was known to be the distance which was ploughed by a team of oxen without any resistance and this was further known to furlong. It exactly had chains or 40 rods. An acre was known to be the amount of land that one man could till by working behind an ox on a single day.
The type of the traditional acres was narrow and long as it was difficult to turn the plough.
“Acre” comes from the Old English term “aecer” which meant an open field. The west coast of Norway knew it to be “aekre”, for the Dutch it was “akker”, for Latin it was ”ager”, for Greek it was “agros” and in Sanskrit it was known to be “ajir”.
The historical spelling of acres in English was “akers”.
The above definition of acre, defines it to be the area of a rectangle having sides equal to the length of one furlong and one chain.
Furlong is derived from the idea of one long furrow.
Before the metric system got enacted, most of the European countries used their individual official acres. The size of the official acres was different for every country. 4221 square metres made the French acre whereas all the states of Germany had their individual variants for acre.
Square
640 acres make up a square mile and 1760 yards make up a mile.
Square Feet
It is the plural of square foot. It is written in an abbreviated form as sq.ft, sqft and SF.
The square foot or square feet symbol is generally used in the architectural plans for building the interiors or the real estates. It is often regarded to be a good medium for measurements and is not used for small lands but extremely large ones.
It is also used for describing the correct and exact amount of the real estate’s floor space along with the exact and overall dimension of any exterior property.
The flats that are presently constructed are sold according to a fixed rate per square feet.
The average size of a single A4 sheet of print paper is a bit bigger than the actual size of one square foot. It is a phrase that is often used in geometry and algebra and also in the constructional and architectural areas.
Sometimes, a pound per square foot is also used for measuring the force of the modern hydraulic press. It is also sometimes measured in the form of pounds per square. The symbol consists of a simple square which is bisected by a vertical line. For calculating the square foot of any area, one will have to multiply the measured length of any regular quadrilateral with the measured length of any of its adjacent sides. 0.09290304 square meters is equal to one square foot according to the international English Foot.
Conversion of square feet to acre
One acre is equal to 43560 square feet. A square meter is known to be the S.I. unit of area. 10.763910 square feet is equal to 1 square meter which is again equal to 0.00024710538 acres. Nowadays, the online calculators are also available throughout the internet that helps one to convert the two units of area, from one to the other.
If one does the by hand process of the square feet to acre conversion, he can use the mathematical formula of
No.of sq ft/43560 = No.of. Acres
Conversion of acre to square feet
The formula for doing the by hand process of the acre to square feet conversion is:
No. of acres x 43560 = No. of square feet.
