(related to Problem: Reeping the Corn)

The whole field must have contained $46.626$ square rods. The side of the central square, left by the farmer, is $4.8284$ rods, so it contains $23.313$ square rods. The area of the field was thus something more than a quarter of an acre and less than one-third; to be more precise, $.2914$ of an acre.

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