Problem: Total U.S. farmland occupies 954 million acres.Total U.S. land area is 3.537 million square miles. What percentage of U.S. land is farmland?

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total farmland area = 954,000,000 acres

total land area = 3537000 square miles = 3537000 mi2

Calculate the area of U.S. farmland in square miles (mi2):

1 acre = 43560 ft2

1 mi = 5280 ft

954000000 acre×43560 ft21 acre×(1 mi5280 ft)2954000000 acre×43560 ft21 acre×1 mi227878400 ft2

= 1490625 mi2


Calculate the percentage of U.S. land that is farmland:

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Total U.S. farmland occupies 954 million acres.

Total U.S. land area is 3.537 million square miles. What percentage of U.S. land is farmland?

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