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Question from Mary:

The baseball field is 20,000 Square feet, 6 inched deep
I need to know how many cubic yards of dirt this will generate.

Hi Mary,

I would convert the depth to feet and then multiply the area in square feet by the depth to obtain the volume in cubic feet. There are 3 feet in a yard so there are $3 \times 3 \times 3 = 27$ cubic feet in a cubic yard.


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