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Question from Ron, a parent:

if I buy 2 cubic foot bags of mulch, how bags would
I need to equal 1 yard? (13 bags?)

Hi Ron,

A yard in this instance is short for a cubic yard. A cubic yard is 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet so its volume is $3 \times 3 \times 3 = 27$ cubic feet. 13 bags of 2 cubic feet each is $2 \times 13 = 27$ cubic feet so that's quite close to a yard.


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