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# How many feet are in an acre?

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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.

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An acre refers to land area, and is a unit of measurement in the Imperial system. The equivalent of an acre in the metric system is a hectare, and area is given in square meters. If an acre can be any shape, then if the shape is a perfect square, the side measurements would be 208.71 feet so that the area can be 43,560 square feet. The area for a square is side length squared.

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