converting metres to cubic metres

Don't know how to calculate the area of your garden or circumference of a pond? Ask your question here.

Moderator: convert-me.com

converting metres to cubic metres

Postby Louise » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:30 am

I need to convert an area of 30 metres in length and 1metre in depth to cubic metres. This is to order soil
Louise
 

Re: converting metres to cubic metres

Postby Dirtman » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:54 pm

Louise wrote:I need to convert an area of 30 metres in length and 1metre in depth to cubic metres. This is to order soil


At least 3 dimensions are required to solve for cubic measure. Using meters, it's length*width*depth to get meter^3. Your post states an area 30m in length, a typo? Length and width comprise area. If "30 metres in length" isn't a typo, you'll also need the width to get area.

IF the horizontal area is 30m^2, then 30m^2 * 1m thick = 30m^3 of material needed to fill it.

Info as to what your working on would be helpful. Realize dirt 1m thick will compact under it's own weight, so add at least 10% for compaction.
Dirtman
Expert
 
Posts: 574
Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:04 pm
Location: California


Return to Calculating things

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Our Privacy Policy       Cooking Measures Converter       Metric conversions