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Garden of Eden FACT SHEET for the United States**

1) A ¼ acre piece of land produces an average of about 7.3 pounds of food per day, for one person,
for one year, with 47 common crops grown in the United States. (See **Crop Yield Verification** paper.)

2) According to Random House Dictionary, an acre of land is 43,560 square feet, so ¼ of an
acre is ¼ of that, or 10,890 square feet. If a quarter-acre piece of land is square, it is about 105
feet long on each side of the square. If we double ¼ acre, we get ½ of an acre. This is 21,780
square feet. This allows ¼ acre for food and ¼ acre for a residence, recreation, etcetera.

3) As of the 2010 census, the population of the U.S. is 308,745,538 people. If you gave
everyone in the nation ½ of an acre of land per person, how much land would that be?

(308,745,538 people) X (½ acre land/person) = 154,372,759 acres.4) There are 640 acres in one square mile. How many square miles is 154,372,759 acres?

154,372,759 acres5) If 241,207 square miles was one, big, square piece of land, how long would one side of the square be?¸640 acres/square mile = 241,207 square miles

answer: Ö 241,207 = 491.1 miles/ side of square6) The United States is 3,531,905 square miles, in size. What percent of this land is 241,207 square miles?

241,207 square milesTHAT MEANS THAT¸3,531,905 square miles = 0.068

converting to percentage: 0.068 X 100 = (approximately) 6.8%

7) There were 937,000,000 acres of agricultural land in the U.S. in 2004. How many square miles is this?

937,000,000 acres8) What percentage of the total land area of the U.S. is 1,464,062 square miles?¸640 acres/sq. mi. = 1,464,062 square miles

1,464,062 square milesTHIS MEANS THAT¸3,531,905 square miles = .4145 = 41.45%