



 
TJ, There are 3 feet in a yard. If you want to cover an square region that is 1 yard by 1 yard with square tiles that are 1 foot by 1 foot it will take you 3 × 3 = 9 tiles. Thus there are 9 square feet in a square yard. If you want to fill a box that is 1 yard by 1 yard by 1 yard with boxes that are 1 foot by 1 foot by 1 foot it will take you 3 × 3 × 3 = 27 boxes. Thus there are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard. You have 21 bags each of which holds 21 cubic feet so you has 21 × 2 = 42 cubic feet of material. Since there are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard that's 42/27 = 1.56 cubic yards. I hope this helps,
 


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