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Harvey has been hired to conduct a survey of raw land located outside of the city center. Public utilities have yet to be connected to the land. The land is a quarter of a section. How many acres is it?

A 160.

Under the Public Land Survey System (PLSS), a township contains 36 sections. A section contains 640 acres — nominally one square mile. A quarter section contains 160 acres. Note the question comments on the lack of public utilities. This comment has no relation to the answer and is included as a distraction. Ultimately, it is purely about the conversion of a section to an acre equivalent.