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Old 10-19-2010, 05:39 AM
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How many tons in a pile of wheat that if 20' x 50' x 4' tall?

wheat weighs approx 55 pounds per bushel
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:35 AM
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How many tons in a pile of wheat that if 20' x 50' x 4' tall?

wheat weighs approx 55 pounds per bushel
1) Compute the volume in cubic feet
2) To convert to bushels,you need to know that 1 ft³ = 1728 in³,
and 1 bushel = 2150.42 in³
3) To convert to pounds, multiply by the claimed 55 lb/bu. However, note the real standard weight for wheat, used in commercial contracts is 60 lb/bu, at specified standard quality and moisture content. Adjustments are made if the wheat is off these standard.
4) There are 2000 lb in the short ton commonly used in the US. But there are also long tons and metric tons. Are you sure which ton is meant?
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#2000 lbs is correct amount. Still not sure what the answer is. thanks
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:02 AM
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1) Compute the volume in cubic feet
2) To convert to bushels,you need to know that 1 ft³ = 1728 in³,
and 1 bushel = 2150.42 in³
3) To convert to pounds, multiply by the claimed 55 lb/bu. However, note the real standard weight for wheat, used in commercial contracts is 60 lb/bu, at specified standard quality and moisture content. Adjustments are made if the wheat is off these standard.
4) There are 2000 lb in the short ton commonly used in the US. But there are also long tons and metric tons. Are you sure which ton is meant?
Assuming the pile is a rectangular bin, flat-topped, not heaped or a pyramid, and assuming 60 lb/bu

20 ft x 50 ft x 4 ft x 1728 in³/ft³ x 1 bu/2150.42 in³ x 60 lb/bu x 1 ton/2000 lb = 96.4 tons, approx.
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