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6 inches is half a foot so you need $\large \frac{1}{2} \normalsize \times 43,560 = 21,780$ cubic feet. But you want the answer in cubic yards. There are 3 feet in a yard and hence a cubic yard is 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet or $3 \times 3 \times 3 =27$ cubic feet. Thus you need \[\frac{21,780}{27} = 806.7 \mbox{ cubic yards.}\] Penny
Penny  


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