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Need a Cubic Yard conversion please

Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:10 pm

I need to fill with dirt a 40ft x 60ft area 12ft deep How many cubic yards will that be?

Re: Need a Cubic Yard conversion please

Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:13 am

Anonymous wrote:I need to fill with dirt a 40ft x 60ft area 12ft deep How many cubic yards will that be?


3 ft = 1 yd, so your area is
13.33 yd x 20 yd x 4 yd = 1067 yd³

Re: Need a Cubic Yard conversion please

Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:19 am

Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I need to fill with dirt a 40ft x 60ft area 12ft deep How many cubic yards will that be?


3 ft = 1 yd, so your area is
13.33 yd x 20 yd x 4 yd = 1067 yd³


Oops, something happened to your last measurement . . . 4 yards? :-) 12 inches is 1/3 of a yard, so:

13.33 yd x 20 yd x 0.333 yd = 88.88 yd^3, so rounding up, 89 yd^3
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