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Old 08-16-2013, 02:32 PM
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Calculating Area w/ odd numbers?

Looking to calculate the area of a job site with the following dimensions...

102 x 49 x 85 x 62


Trying to figure out how many yards of materials I would need.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:56 PM
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Looking to calculate the area of a job site with the following dimensions...

102 x 49 x 85 x 62


Trying to figure out how many yards of materials I would need.
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Should be 6,834 sq ft if my math is correct


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Old 08-16-2013, 03:23 PM
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Looking to calculate the area of a job site with the following dimensions...

102 x 49 x 85 x 62


Trying to figure out how many yards of materials I would need.
No way someone can figure that out Area=L x W
Volume= l X d x hieght.

Make small shapes
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:05 PM
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Looking to calculate the area of a job site with the following dimensions...

102 x 49 x 85 x 62


Trying to figure out how many yards of materials I would need.
Easiest way is to use the triangulation method. Draw it out and split into triangles. calculate the area of each triangle, and add these together to get the total area.

To calculate the area of a triangle = 1/2 X base X height
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:31 PM
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I must be using invisible ink when I type. As stated before the area is 6,834 sq ft
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:29 PM
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:55 PM
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L x w x depth in inches/ 324 ...cubic yards
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102 x 49 x 85 x 62

Didn't realize we had 4 dimensions. That calculates to be 26,339,460 ft to the 4th power. Then you could potentially take the derivative, which would leave you with 105,357,840 ft^3, which is a usable volume.

In order to place you order at the mulch yard, you would need yd^3, so that would calculate to be 3,902,142 cubic yards.

You're better off getting deliveries straight from the supplier. Much more inexpensive to buy bulk direct at that point.

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Old 08-16-2013, 10:29 PM
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102 x 49 x 85 x 62

Didn't realize we had 4 dimensions. That calculates to be 26,339,460 ft to the 4th power. Then you could potentially take the derivative, which would leave you with 105,357,840 ft^3, which is a usable volume.

In order to place you order at the mulch yard, you would need yd^3, so that would calculate to be 3,902,142 cubic yards.

You're better off getting deliveries straight from the supplier. Much more inexpensive to buy bulk direct at that point.

Just my 2 scentz
Or maybe you misunderstood? It's for separate measurements... we will use directional locations for it...


Northside of Property : 102
Southside of Property : 49
Eastside of Property : 85
Westside of Property : 62
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:33 PM
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L x w x depth in inches/ 324 ...cubic yards
There's no way in hell this backyard takes 324 yards...


I gave in and measured the longest portion, and the widest portion coming up with the following

72 x 92 = 7,056
7,056 x 2"(0.0061) = 43.06 or 43 cubic yards

43 Cubic Yards spread evenly at 2" should cover 7,056 square feet.
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