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Question from Miguel, a student:

If I have a cube shaped tank in the ground that holds 5000 gallons and I want to take it out and fill the hole in with dirt, how much dirt will I need in yards?

Hi Miguel,

I typed 1 gallon in cubic yards into the Google search engine and received 1 US gallon = 0.00495113169 cubic yards.


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