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What is an acre?


What is acre?

The financial term of the day is: "Acre"

Maybe you've heard of the old TV show "Green Acres," the novel "God's Little Acre" or the saying "40 acres and a mule." But just what is an acre? It's a unit of land equal to 43,560 square feet -- not quite the size of a football field.

If you've got a plot of land 180 feet by 242 feet, the calculator in your phone will show that you've got yourself an acre.

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