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05-07-2006, 04:21 PM
I know that there are 43,560 square feet in an acre. How do I find out how many cubic yards are in an acre. The depth will vary, depending on the amount of dirt to be moved from that area. I know that length x width x depth divided by 27 gives cu. yards, but how do I figure this on a acre of ground? We are having a lake built and we need to know how the contractor figured the price.
05-07-2006, 09:34 PM
You'd do these steps here:
acres * 43,560 = square feet
square feet * average depth in feet = cubic feet
cubic feet / 27 = cubic yards
In your case, you already know its 1 acre, so you could do it in this single step here:
43560 * average depth in feet / 27 = cubic yards
08-08-2006, 02:02 PM
11.48 Cu yds is how many sq. ft?
08-10-2006, 03:24 AM
That would depend on how thick you spread it.
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