# Math 7: Legal Descriptions (Cont'd of Ch. 5) Flashcards

1
Q

What is up and down on the description?

A
```Township North (Up)
Township South (Down)```
2
Q

What is Left and Right on the description?

A
```Range West (Left)
Range East (Right)```
3
Q

What is T2N, R3W, 6th PM?

A

Township 2 North, Range 3 West, at 6th PM

4
Q

What does Township 2 North, Range 3 West, at 6th PM mean?

A

2 Up, 3 Left, starting at 6th Principle Meridian

5
Q

How many square miles is a piece before it is divided

A

36 Square Miles

6
Q

How much do you divide them by?

A

36 pieces, 1 Square Mile each

7
Q

Where do the numbers of the Sections start?

A
```North East (Top Left) then go west (left)
Then down 1 then right,
Then down 1 then left```
8
Q

What is Section 16 used for? Why?

A

Section 16 is set aside for school purposes and is called the “school section”.

Because it more in the middle so it is fair.

9
Q

What is Section 1 used for?

A

Section 1 is always the northeast corner section

10
Q

Dividing Sections into quarters. What does it become?

A

Into quarters, NorthWest quarter, NorthEast Quarter, Southwest Quarter, SouthEast Quarter

11
Q

Each quarter is how many acres?

A

160 Acres

12
Q

How many Acres is a whole square 1 mile piece?

A

640 Acres

13
Q

Dividing a quarter of a quarter section. What does that mean?

Divide the Northeast quarter into 4

A

The 4 Parts are:
Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter
Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter
Southwest quarter of the Northeast Quarter
SouthEast quarter of the Northeast Quarter
So:
NW 1/4, NE 1/4
and so on

14
Q

Divide the quarter into another quarter:

What does SW 1/4, NW 1/4, NE 1/4 mean?

A

The Southwest quarter of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter.

15
Q

1 acre = how many square feet?

A

43,560 square feet