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# How many square chains in an acre?

###### Wiki User

###### November 11, 2007 4:09PM

Their are 10 Square chains in an acre

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### How many square yards in a square acre?

There are 4,840 square yards in an acre. However, the term
"square acre" is incorrect. An acre, by definition, is a unit of
area, and therefore the "square" prefix is unneccessary.
Moreover, an acre is not generally thought of as "square" anyway,
because there is no way you can posit a square acre using whole
numbers for the lengths of the sides. An acres is 43,560 square
feet. The square root of this number is approximately 208.7103.
That would be the approximate length of the sides of your "square
acre".
Traditionally, an acre was defined as an area 660 feet (one
furlong, or ten chains) long and 66 feet (one chain) wide. But an
acre need not be this shape to be considered an acres. Any piece of
land that is 43,560 square feet in area is considered an acre.