Acres to Square Feet | ac to sq ft
Convert area units of acres (ac) to square feet (ft²). Answer will include the formula for quick conversions from ac to ft².
To convert ft² to ac use the Square Feet to Acres Converter
How to convert acres to square feet
Multiply acre area by 43,560
1 acre is defined as exactly 43,560 square feet. Stated differently, there are 43,560 square feet in an acre and this can be written 43,560 ft²/ac.
Therefore, to convert acreage to square feet multiply acres by 43,560 ft²/ac. Units of ac will cancel, and you are left with ft² area units.
ft² = ac × 43,560 ft²/ac
Alternatively 1 square foot is 1/43,560 acres which is about 2.295684E-5 ac. Therefore, we can divide acres by 2.295684E-5 ac/ft² to convert to feet squared. The ac units cancel and ft² units remain.
ft² = ac ÷ 2.295684E-5 ac/ft²
Example: Convert 5 acres to square feet.
5 ac to ft² is calculated here using the multiplication factor 43,560
5 ac × 43,560 ft²/ac
Multiply through and cancel ac units
ac × 43,560
ft²/ ac = 217,800 ft²
5 ac = 217,800 ft²
A square foot is a unit of area and has the symbol ft² but you will also see people use sf, sqft and sq ft. Three square feet can be expressed as 3 ft². 1 square foot is the area of a square that has all sides equal to 1 foot. The length and width of this square is 1 ft x 1 ft = 1 ft² since area of a square is calculated by multiplying length by width. The foot is a unit of length in the British imperial system of units and United States customary units. 1 square foot is exactly 1/43,560 acres.
The acre is a unit of area and has the symbol ac. Historically an acre is a measure of land area in the British imperial system of units and United States customary units and was defined as exactly 66 ft x 660 ft which equals 43,560 ft². 1 ac = 43,560 ft². Therefore, 1 ft² is exactly 1/43,560 ac which is about 0.0000229568411 ac. 1 ft² ≈ 2.295684E-5 ac.
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Last updated: August 21, 2023