It often happens that ground is to be laid out in squares, rectangles, etc, of different dimensions, and it may be well to give a few instructions and illustrations.

## The Square

If an acre of land is to be laid out in the form of a square, each side must measure 316 1/4 links of Gunter's chain = 208 71/100 ft. = 69 37/100 yd. A popular method of marking out a square acre is to step out 70 paces each way.

The following tables may be useful to show the dimensions of an acre in perches and feet, and also in yards: -

## Table Showing Breadths And Lengths Of A Statute Acre In Perches And Feet

 Breadth. Length. perch. perch. ft. 10 16 0 11 14 9 12 13 5 1/2 13 12 5 1/13 14 11 7 1/14 15 10 11 16 10 0 17 9 6 27/34 18 8 14 2/3 19 8 6 18/19 20 8 0 21 7 10 3/14
 Breadth. Length. perch. perch. ft. 22 7 4 1/2 23 6 15 18/23 24 6 11 25 6 6 3/8 26 6 2 7/13 27 5 15 1/2 28 5 11 11/14 29 5 8 31/58 30 5 51/2 31 5 2 41/62 32 5 0 33 4 14
 Breadth. Length. perch. perch. ft. 34 4 11 11/17 35 4 9 3/7 36 4 7 1/3 37 4 5 13/37 38 4 9 9 39 4 1 9/13 40 4 0 41 3 14 73/82 42 3 13 3/7 43 3 11 77/88 44 3 100 1/2 45 3 9 7/6