MEASURING TOOLS

 

We sell sod by the “square”.

Sod is cut in 2 x 5 foot rolls.
1 “square” of sod = 100 square feet.
There are 10 rolls of sod in a “square” of sod.

HELPFUL CONVERSIONS:

Square or Rectangle

Area = Length x Width

Example:
A = 90 x 60
A = 5400 square feet

5400 square feet = 54 squares of sod

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Circle

Area = Π x Radius x Radius
(Π = 3.14)
Example
A = 3.14 x 20 ‘ x 20’
A = 1256 square feet

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Ovals

Area = Length x Width at Midpoint x .8
A = .8 LW
Example:
A = .8 x 80 x 40
A= 2560 square feet

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Triangles

Area = 1/2 x Base x Height
A = 1/2 BH
A = 1/2 x 60 x 120
A = 3600 square feet

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Irregular Shapes within 5% Accuracy

A = (AA + BB + CC) x 10
Example:
A = (40 + 60 + 32) x 10
A = 132 x 10
A = 1320 square feet

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Unusual Shaped Areas

Calculations can be made for various sections. For this example:
Calculate and add together:
Area of triangle
Area of rectangle
1/2 Area of circle

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