Metric system: how big is a hectare?

Tutoring science, the metric system may arise. The tutor mentions the definition of a hectare.

hectare (noun):

a square unit spanning 10000m2.

A hectare can be pictured an as area 100m wide by 100m long.

Another way to imagine a hectare is that it’s 2.47 acres.

Perhaps my favourite way to relate a hectare is that the grassy area enclosed by a school track (400m) is 1.12 hectares.


Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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