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Subject: area, cubic yard
Name: Engelbert
Who are you: Student

Read-mixed concrete is sold by the cubic yard. A landscape contractor wants to form concrete paving blocks that are rectangular solids with dimensions 36 inches by 36 inches by 6 inches. Assuming there is no waste, how many such blocks can she expect to make from one cubic yard of concrete? (1 yard= 36 inches)

Hello Engelbert.

A cubic yard is 36" by 36" by 36". How many paving stones that are 6" deep would you have to stack to make it 36" high?

Stephen La Rocque.>

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