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 Question from gavin: Convert 67 cu yards into cu metres

Hi Gavin,

The one conversion factor that I remember is that 1 inch is 2.54 centimeters. There are 36 inches in a yard so

$1 \mbox{ yard} = 36 \mbox{ inches} = 36 \times 2.54 = 91.44 \mbox{ centimeters.}$

There ate 100 centimeters in a metre so

$1 \mbox{ yard} = \frac{91.44}{100} = 0.9144 \mbox{ metres.}$

Hence

$1^3 = 1 \mbox{ cubic yard} = 0.9144^3 = 0.76455 \mbox{ cubic metres}$

and finally

$67 \mbox{ cubic yards} = 67 \times 0.76455 = 51.225 \mbox{ cubic metres.}$

You can have Google check my calculations, just type 67 cubic yards in cubic metres into the Google search window.

Penny

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