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Postby bobitybob » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:34 am

What would be the radius of a 48" cylinder holding 1 cubic yard?

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Postby convert-me.com » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:22 pm

bobitybob wrote:What would be the radius of a 48" cylinder holding 1 cubic yard?

Bob


The cylinder volume is radius squared multiplied by Pi and multiplied by the height. V = pi * R^2 * H. Thus R = sqrt( V / H / pi ).

Let's calculate everything in inches. One cubic yard equals to 46,660 cubic inches (see volume conversions page).

R = sqrt( 46,660 / 48 / 3.14 ) = 17.6"
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