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# How do you calculate perimeter in acres?

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###### Wiki User

###### August 10, 2008 8:40PM

There is no one answer, it depends on the shape. The smallest value of perimeter will be for a circle. For a four sided shape the smallest will be for a square, for a rectangle the perimeter gets bigger the longer and narrower the area becomes. Knowing the area in acres gives the number of square yards only, you have to know either the length or width, work out the width or length as the case may be, then just add up the four sides.