I suck at math, help me please lol

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Sweet Tater, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    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
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    101 bags.

    18 bags per cu. yd.
  3. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks Tim, How ya been buddy, been so busy around here I dont know if I am comming or going lol, gotta love it.
  4. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 38,150

    No problem David :waving:

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

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 911

    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.
  6. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    I didnt know that, kewl info, thanks
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
  8. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    do you need us to chew your food also?
  9. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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.
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

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

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