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Question from ravi, a student:

Calculate the cubic yards of dirt to the nearest whole number (0) required to fill a basement 9 ft 6 in. deep of the following size. base1= 47.0 ft, base2= 57.2 ft, and the height is 15.0 ft


The volume of a rectangular "box" is the length times the width times the height. If you want the result to be in cubic yards then express the length, width and height in yards.


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