Quandaries and Queries


Can you tell me how much loam I would need to fill a hole 15 feet in dia. x 6 inches deep.



When you buy loam you usually order it by the cubic yard so you should ttransform the dimensions to yards. There are 3 feet in a yard so the diameter of the hole is 15/3=5 yards. The depth is 6 inches which is 1/2 of a foot or 1/2 1/3 = 1/6 yards.

The volume of a circular cylinder is

pi radius2 depth

which is

pi (5/2) 2 1/6 = 3.27 cubic yards



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