# math question

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

1. ### brinlee lawnLawnSite Senior Memberfrom claremore oklahomaMessages: 273

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. ### YardProLawnSite Gold Memberfrom coastal NCMessages: 3,570

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. ### clipfertLawnSite Memberfrom Eastern PAMessages: 204

In addition to Yard Pros advice. You will also need to divide by 27 which will give you cu yds.

4. ### YardProLawnSite Gold Memberfrom coastal NCMessages: 3,570

LOL
oops
guess that WOULD help a little.

sorry i left out that very important step.

5. ### jaybirdLawnSite Senior Memberfrom old town floridaMessages: 272

height times width times depth divided by 27. i think.

6. ### brinlee lawnLawnSite Senior Memberfrom claremore oklahomaMessages: 273

Thanks guys I believe I have it figured out now. :blob3: