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Sweet Tater
10-16-2010, 08:30 PM
I need 5.56 yards of black mulch, can only find it in 1.5 cf bags. how many bags do I need? I know, but I really suck at math. thanks guys

93Chevy
10-16-2010, 08:32 PM
101 bags.

18 bags per cu. yd.

Sweet Tater
10-16-2010, 08:42 PM
101 bags.

18 bags per cu. yd.

Thanks Tim, How ya been buddy, been so busy around here I dont know if I am comming or going lol, gotta love it.

93Chevy
10-16-2010, 08:44 PM
No problem David :waving:

No complaints on my end, staying busy with fall cleanups and some little projects here and there.

doubleedge
10-16-2010, 10:43 PM
Type "5.56 cu yard to cu ft" into Google and push enter. It will convert 5.56 cu yards to the cu ft value. Then divide by 1.5 and round up to find the total amount of bags needed.

Sweet Tater
10-17-2010, 12:19 AM
Type "5.56 cu yard to cu ft" into Google and push enter. It will convert 5.56 cu yards to the cu ft value. Then divide by 1.5 and round up to find the total amount of bags needed.

I didnt know that, kewl info, thanks

topsites
10-17-2010, 02:09 AM
Dude, there has got to be a mulch yard around you somewheres that sells it by the cubic yard,
between now and Monday you have some time so find it, and get out there and buy 6...
The extra 1/2 will go, just spread it a little thicker you won't even notice, matter of fact I would
spread it normal and be glad you have the extra just in case...

The price difference will be so nominal between 5.5 and 6, as compared to getting it by the bag...
You'll probably save your customer like $100+.

If I have my math right...
At $3 a bag you're looking at $300 + tax.
At $28 a cubic yard you're up to about $180.
So pocket yourself the $20 out of that, give them the rest.

Everybody wins.

P.Services
10-17-2010, 02:11 AM
do you need us to chew your food also?

Alan0354
10-17-2010, 04:54 AM
1yd=3ft, 1sqyd=9sqft, 1cubic yd=27 cubic ft.

1 bag=1.5cubic ft so 1 cubic yd = 27/1.5=18 bags.

5.56 cubic yard = 5.56x18 = 100.08 bags.

So 100 bags will do, 101 bags for insurance.

Richard Martin
10-17-2010, 05:43 AM
101 bags.

18 bags per cu. yd.

You got that one wrong because you didn't show your math... :laugh:

93Chevy
10-17-2010, 08:36 AM
You got that one wrong because you didn't show your math... :laugh:

Oh come on...I still get yelled at for that in college. :laugh::laugh:

Az Gardener
10-17-2010, 01:33 PM
In a biblical reference here is how to fish... Go find a Mathnasium in your area and get some private tutoring so you wont suck at math. Math is such an integral part of being successful in any business the sooner you get that straightened out the sooner you can move ahead to the next hurdle.

Darryl G
10-17-2010, 01:58 PM
Actually you only need 100 bags (100.08). I doubt a handful of mulch is going to be missed :p

Sweet Tater
10-17-2010, 09:55 PM
Dude, there has got to be a mulch yard around you somewheres that sells it by the cubic yard,
between now and Monday you have some time so find it, and get out there and buy 6...
The extra 1/2 will go, just spread it a little thicker you won't even notice, matter of fact I would
spread it normal and be glad you have the extra just in case...

The price difference will be so nominal between 5.5 and 6, as compared to getting it by the bag...
You'll probably save your customer like $100+.

If I have my math right...
At $3 a bag you're looking at $300 + tax.
At $28 a cubic yard you're up to about $180.
So pocket yourself the $20 out of that, give them the rest.

Everybody wins.

yeah Top, there are 3, but two are out of black mulch and dont know when they can get any, and the 3rd is 30 miles away, it sucks using bagged, its so much more expensive

Sweet Tater
10-17-2010, 10:01 PM
Thanks guys for the input,
no P I can chew just fine, still got most of my teeth lol,
I always use bulk mulch as it is cheaper and easier to use, at least to me, but the local yards havent had black mulch in 2 months and the next one is so far away that the gas and trouble aint really worth it, so I am using bagged for the first time.
Give a guy a break, I aint a newbie, just new to bagged.