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Question from Lisa:

I need to convert 32,000 square feet, 5 inches deep to cubic yards. Can you help me?
Thank you

Hi Lisa,

There are 12 inches in a foot so 5 inches is 5/12 feet. Thus the volume is 32,000 × 5/12 cubic yards. There are 3 × 3 × 3 = 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard so take the volume in cubic feet and divide by 27 to obtain the volume in cubic yards.

As a check, after you have completed the calculation above, you can use our volume calculator.


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