Calculating Area w/ odd numbers?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Stars & Stripes Landscaping, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Stars & Stripes Landscaping

    Stars & Stripes Landscaping LawnSite Member
    from CT
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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.
     
  2. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Should be 6,834 sq ft if my math is correct


    http://nemesis.lonestar.org/reference/measures/nonsquare.html
     
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  3. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No way someone can figure that out Area=L x W
    Volume= l X d x hieght.

    Make small shapes
     
  4. bjack312

    bjack312 LawnSite Member
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    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
     
  5. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I must be using invisible ink when I type. As stated before the area is 6,834 sq ft
     
  6. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    L x w x depth in inches/ 324 ...cubic yards
     
  8. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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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
     
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  9. Stars & Stripes Landscaping

    Stars & Stripes Landscaping LawnSite Member
    from CT
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    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
     
  10. Stars & Stripes Landscaping

    Stars & Stripes Landscaping LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 246

    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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