math question

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by brinlee lawn, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. brinlee lawn

    brinlee lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know I will get hammered for this question but here it is anyway. I know a cubic yard is 3x3x3, and there is 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard. So say you have a bed that is 10x20, that is 200 square feet. How do you figure the cubic yards to fill this bed?
     
  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    multilpy by the depth
    4 inches is 1/3 if a foot, so multiply by .33
    3 inches is .25 foot so multiply by .25

    hope this helped
     
  3. clipfert

    clipfert LawnSite Member
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    In addition to Yard Pros advice. You will also need to divide by 27 which will give you cu yds.
     
  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    LOL
    oops
    guess that WOULD help a little.

    sorry i left out that very important step.
     
  5. jaybird

    jaybird LawnSite Senior Member
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    height times width times depth divided by 27. i think.
     
  6. brinlee lawn

    brinlee lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks guys I believe I have it figured out now. :blob3:
     

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