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Name: Mike Question: I need to know how to calculate square feet into yards of material. Example: 1320 sq. ft. surface area by 1 in. depth. What does this equal in cubic feet and yards. Thanks for any help you can give me. |
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Mike, One foot is twelve inches so 1 inch is
If this piece of land was 30 ft by 44 ft by 1 inch then you could change all the dimensions to yards.
Thus the volume is
What you should see in the line above is that I divided 1320 by 9, that is 3 3, to convert the square feet to square yards, and then multiplied by the third dimension, in yards, to get the volume in cubic yards. I did this with the assumption that the 1320 sq ft was a rectangle, 30 ft by 44 ft, but that assumption wasn't necessary. Regardless of the shape of the land that gave 1320 square feet, you need to divide by 9 to convert the units to square yards, and then multiply by the depth in yards. Penny |