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Calculating volume of concrete, dirt, sand, anything. 2006-11-17
From Debbie:
[This article contains a special calculator to help you find the volume (for example, the cubic yards) of material required to fill (or empty) a space if you know the length, width and depth.]
We are wanting to pour a 24'x30' slab that is 5" deep. How many cubic yards of cement do we need?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Pouring a foundation 2015-11-27
From Lisa:
Hi im building a house 30ft long 18 ft wide I would like to pour a foundation of 6 inches deep. How much sand, cement , 1/2" gravel do i need.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A barge of triangular cross section 2014-08-18
From tushar:
a barge of triangular cross section is 20m long 12 m wide and 6m deep.its floats in SW at a draft if 4m find its displacement
Answered by Penny Nom.
An arrow is shot straight up in the air 2012-12-06
From heather:
The skywalk is a glass bottomed platform that hangs over the edge of the Grand Canyon and is suspended 4000 feet above the floor of the canyon. If a tourist shot an arrow straight up in the air from the observation platform, the arrow's height could be modeled by H(t) =-16^2 + 240 + 4000 where H(t) is the height of the arrow above the canyon floor in feet t seconds after being shot, t>0.
(a) Find H(5) and explain its meaning

Answered by Penny Nom.
Gravel, sand, cement and an equilateral triangle 2012-03-21
From saheed:
how many tonnes of gravel and sand,bags of cements will be required to concrete 5feet depth/deep of 4feet equilateral triangle?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Displacement 2011-12-17
From faisal:
a helicopter takes off and travels 300 km due north then returns to its landing field. what is its displacement?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Blocks in a wall 2011-09-12
From JOHN:
Answered by Harley Weston.
Bags of cement 2010-04-24
From Carol:
How many bags of portland cement will I need for an area that is 18' x 31' with a thickness of 4". The bags weigh 94 lbs if that is necessary. Thank you for any help.
Answered by Penny Nom.
3-D Vectors 2008-07-22
From jenina:
1. The summit of a mountain, 2450m above base camp, is measured on a map to be 4580m horizontally from the camp in a direction 32.4 west of north. What are the components of the displacement vector from camp to summit? What is its magnitude? Choose the x axis east, y axis north and z axis up.
Answered by Janice Cotcher.
How many bags of cement do I need 2008-03-30
From Joe:
How many bags of cement do I need if I want to extend my carport 6 inches all around? The carport is 15ft. x 15ft. and the existing slab is 4 inches thick.
Answered by Harley Weston.
How many bags of cement will I need? 2008-01-15
From James:
I want to extend my front porshe more to the left atleast 14' 1" length wise and 5' 1" width wise with 4" thickness. Now i already decimalized in feet those inches, resulting with 14.08 length and 5.08width and 0.33 of thickness. I then Get my square feet of 71.53. And go on to cubic feet getting a 23.60 in cubic feet. Now i want to convert to cubic yards so i then divide 23.60 into 27 and get 0.87. Now my question is how would i use this to go and buy the necessary bags of cement knowing that a 94 lb. bag of cement is 1 cubic foot of bulk material. To fill 4 inch of thickness and 14' of length and 5 of width?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Mixing cement 2007-10-09
From Sandra:
How many bags of cement do I need for a floor for a house that is 8meters long, 8meters wide and 50cm deep.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Sand, stone and cement 2007-04-24
From Vijai:
I have a room with the following dimensions: length=14 feet, width =20 feet and I'd like to pour a floor 6 inches high. What ratio of sand, stone and cement is needed to cover this area. I would really appreciate your help.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Throwing a stone downwards 2007-01-12
From Momo:
a stone is thrown vertically downward with an initial speed of 14m/s from a height of 65 m above the ground. A) how far does the stone travel in the first 2.0 s? B) what is the stone velocity just before it hits the ground?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
How much cement would I need? 2006-09-07
From Lou:
At a five to one mix how much sand/gravel and how much cement would I need for a 71/2 yard pour?

What formula would I use for this calculation. My sand/gravel is in a cone shaped pile and I know how to calculate that. I need to know if I have enough and how many bags of cement I need to buy. I will be using a engine operated cement mixer
Answered by Harley Weston.

I am pouring cement 2006-08-22
From David:




8FT. X 8FT. X 5 1/2 INCHES.


Answered by Penny Nom.
How many bags of concrete will we need to use? 2006-07-20
From Sue:
We are trying to pour some concrete
The area measures 26 ft long x 20 in wide. We want to pour the concrete 3 in thick.
One bag covers .41 cu. ft.
How many bags of concrete will we need to use?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Concrete for a chicken coop floor 2006-07-13
From Chelsea:
How much concrete for a chicken coop floor? The dimentions are 3 slabs, 30 feet long and 4 inches thick, 6 feet 6 inches wide. One slab is 41 feet long, 6 feet 6 inches wide, and 4 inches thick.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Cement for a large patio 2006-07-13
From Jim:
I have a 60' by 100' patio. I am wanting to raise it 1 foot. The truck carrying the cement can only hold 10 cubic yards. How many truck loads would I need?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Putting in a sidewalk 2006-05-31
From Sandra:
I am putting in a sidewalk the measurements are 12 feet by22 inches ,by 4inchs how many bags of cement will I need?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Forty balls are placed in a bag 2004-06-19
From Sheila:
Forty balls numbered 1-10 are placed in a bag and four are drawn at random. What is the probability that the first ball drawn is between 1-10 (inclusive) the second is between 11-20, the third is between 21-30 and the last is between 31-40?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Yards and cubic feet 2003-08-11
From Sonya:
How many cubic feet are in a yard?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Scoring a college placement test 2001-09-26
From Carmen:
A college placement test consist of 75 multiple-choice questions, each having 5 possible answers. The exam is scored by subtracting from the number of correct answers one-quarter of a point for each question answered incorrectly. If a person answers every question on the exam and scored 45, how many questions were answered wrong?
Answered by Penny Nom.



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