# Calculating Area w/ odd numbers?

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

1. ### Stars & Stripes LandscapingLawnSite Memberfrom CTMessages: 246

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. ### ztmanLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom mountain paMessages: 1,081

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Should be 6,834 sq ft if my math is correct

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

Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
3. ### ReddensLawnCareLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Charlotte, NCMessages: 1,651

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

Make small shapes

4. ### bjack312LawnSite Memberfrom The Heartland of AmericaMessages: 0

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. ### ztmanLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom mountain paMessages: 1,081

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

7. ### TX EasymoneyLawnSite Platinum Memberfrom Texas-The Hilly partMessages: 4,082

L x w x depth in inches/ 324 ...cubic yards

8. ### 93ChevyLawnSite Fanaticfrom PittsburghMessages: 37,804

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 LandscapingLawnSite Memberfrom CTMessages: 246

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 LandscapingLawnSite Memberfrom CTMessages: 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.