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Question from Scott:

How many cubic yards of dirt would come from 6 acres, 6 ft. deep?

Hi Scott,

Since you want the volume in cubic yards I would first convert the 6 feet to yards. There are 3 feet in a yard so 6 feet is 2 yards. I don't remember how many square yards there are in an acre but I can look it up. I would use Google. I typed How many square yards are there in 6 acres? into the google search window and got the response that there are 29040 square yards in 6 acres. Since the dirt is 2 yards deep you need $2 \times 29040$ cubic yards of dirt.


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