







Covering 1 acre, 6" deep 
20200302 

From Jim: How many cubic yards does it take to cover 1 acre 6" deep.
Thank you Also, can you show me how you determined that answer. Answered by Penny Nom. 





4" x 4" square tiles 
20190918 

From Jill: how many 4" x 4" square tiles would I need for 50 square feet? Answered by Penny Nom. 





1 acre by 3 inches deep 
20181123 

From Cheri: How many yards of soil does it take to cover 1 acre in 3 inches of soil? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting inches to centimeters 
20180525 

From Jason: Hi!
Is there a method to approximately convert inches to cm in my head without using a calculator?
Thanks!
Jason Answered by Penny Nom. 





3 yards 6 inches times 7 
20180208 

From Tamara: 3 yards 6 inches × 7 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Gallons and cubic inches 
20161205 

From Theresa: If I did not know the cubic inches in a liquid gallon how would I find it?
In other words what is the formula for this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





24 feet of pipe in 3 pieces 
20091009 

From Sam: I had a carpenter being a smarty pants with me. Question: I have a 20ft piece of pipe. I need three equal lengths cut. What is the measurement of each cut? He told me the answer right away because he knows the measuring tape like the back of his hand. The answer is 6'8". Is there an equation I can use to get the answer quicker than him looking at his tape measure? Answered by Penny Nom. 





43200 cubic inches in gallons 
20090517 

From Denise: how many gallons are in a tank that has a volume of 43,200 cubic inches? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many gallons does my soup kettle hold? 
20090215 

From Old: I have a round kettle I use to make soup for the hungry. I was curious on how many gallons it holds. The radius is 16 inches and the height is 18 inches. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Millimeters to inches 
20081015 

From diane: can you convert milliliters to inches? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Conversion to cubic feet 
20081001 

From Dorothy: What is the cubic feet of an item that is 7"x16 7/8"x19" Answered by Harley Weston. 





144 square inches 
20080927 

From mike: how much cm is in 144 square inches? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Sample variance: inches to centimeters 
20080922 

From Anita: The average height of a sample of basketball players is 6 feet, 2 inches or 74 inches.
The standard deviation of this sample of players is 4 inches. If each person's height were to be multiplied by 2.54, what would be the value of the resulting sample variance? Answered by Harley Weston. 





24 in by 14 in by 14 in in cubic feet 
20080805 

From Tom: I have a box that has internal dimensions of: 24in. H x 14in. W x 14in. D.
How many cubic feet is this internal space? Answered by Penny Nom and Victoria West. 





Convert cubic inches to gallons 
20080526 

From Rosemarie: How do you convert cubic inches to gallons? Thanks for your help. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Adding feet and inches 
20080304 

From mike: 3.25'+3.25" Answered by Penny Nom. 





Determine the number of square inches for one piece of pie 
20080131 

From Annie: Ok i'm so lost it ain't even funny! HELP! Here's the question: A pie has a
radius of 7 inches and can be divided into 8 equal pieces. Determine the
number of square inches for one piece of pie. Explain your answer. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting decimal fractions into common fractions 
20080129 

From Donna: Question from DONNA:
I need to change 6.9375 by 10.0625 into inches. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Converting cubic inches to ounces 
20080122 

From kim: I am trying to find the formula to figure capacity in ounces for the following:
a rectangle 18" long, .75" wide, .75" deep ....
This is for an art project and the cost estimate. Thanks, Kim Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many square inches are there in 97 acres? 
20071018 

From Glenda: How many square inches are there in 97 acres? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do I convert inches to mm in my head? 
20070627 

From philip: Hi, I would like to know how to convert inches to mm in my head, I use socket sets and want to know an easy way to work out what 3/16, 7/32 is in mm. Thanks Phil Answered by Harley Weston. 





Cubic inches and square feet 
20070531 

From keith: is it possible to convert cubic inches to square feet.thanx Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Cubic inches 
20070213 

From Renee: a glass has a height of 3 inches and a radius of 2 inches. about how many cubic inches of fwater will the glass hold? and how do you figure the answer? thank you...................renee Answered by Gabriel Potter and Melanie Tyrer. 





Converting sq inches to sq millimeters 
20070208 

From Michael: If I have 1/32 sq inches, what does that equal in sq millimeters? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





How do you calculate cubic feet from inches? 
20070117 

From Sue: How do you calculate cubic feet from inches: 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper that is 3/4 inches thick? Answered by Steve La Rocque and Haley Ess. 





How do you convert square inches to square yards 
20060928 

From A student: how do you convert square inches to square yards Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





Finding square footage from lengths in inches 
20060714 

From Ann: How do I find out the square footage of a window 45" by 22" and 43" by 35.5"? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





How do I calculate feet and inches to sq ft? 
20060109 

From Rebecca: How do I calculate feet and inches to sq ft? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many millimeters are in 12 feet? 
20060106 

From Hunter: How many millimeters are in 12 feet? Answered by Penny Nom. 





what is 5'7 
20051126 

From A student: what is 5'7" inches in cm? Answered by Harley Weston. 





How many gallons will it hold? 
20051016 

From Scott: I am building a pond and need to convert the cubic dimensions into gallons in order to know what size fountain pump to purchase.
My pond is 1 foot deep x eight feet long x three feet wide.
How many gallons will it hold? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many pixels are there to an inch? 
20051015 

From Fred: I want to know how many pixels there are to an inch. Answered by Penny. 





Inches and millimeters 
20051008 

From Ron: You know they say 14mm = 9/16" or something of that nature, i need to know exactly how this is done. Answered by Chris Fisher. 





Inches and millimeters 
20050930 

From A student: how many inches are there in mm? For example 30x40 mm = how many inches. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Gallons in a tank 
20050402 

From Jim: Would you be so kind as to help me with a problem? My memory has failed me in remembering how to calculate how much liquid in gallons a tank will hold. The tank is 8 feet long and 44 inches in diameter. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Volume of a box 
20041118 

From Catherine: I need to find a formula to calculate the amount of liquid would hold. maybe the volume or something. its a square box used to hold liquid on a farm . we want to measure how much liquid it can hold. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Water in a tank 
20030902 

From A parent: if a tank is 48 inches long 14 inches wide and 18 inches deep if a yardstick was inserted into the tank and measured 2 inches of water in the tank how many gallons of water would be in the tank. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Millimeters to inches 
20030528 

From Brian: I am a music instructor just trying to get a horn repaired. I have been trying to get replacement pearls for a keyboard of a horn. The mechanic needs the measurement in inches. The calibers say that the size is .115 mm can you tell me what that is in inches, I tried your formula of 2.54 mm per inch but this is a smaller size and I cannot seem to figure it out. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The weight of a fish tank 
20030520 

From A ponderer: I had a question pertaining conversion units..I have a fish tank at home and the dimensions are 24, 44, and 48 inches, I want to find out how much it weighs in pounds when filled up with water...knowing water is 62.4 pounds per cubic feet...do I just divide the 62.4 pounds to 12 because I"m trying to find out through cubic inches. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The dimensions of a box 
20021203 

From Paula: My son, who is in secondary school, needs to make a box with the inside dimensions of 1.25 cubic feet. It's supposed to be more in the shape of a rectangle than a square. I would like to know the equation to use to find the inside dimensions of a box if I know how many cubic feet (or inches) I need the inside to be. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards of concrete 
20020824 

From Michael: if you have a 10" dia pipe 8' long how many cubic yards would it take to fill with concrete. how how would you go about figuring it out. and also if you would how many cubic feet, cubic inches in a cubic yard. i know you don't need to answer, seeing i am not in school, but would appreaciate it. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Gallons in a cylindrical tube 
20020821 

From Heidi: IF I HAVE A 12" DIA TUBE WITH 1/4" WALL AND 72" IN LENGTH HOW MANY GALLONS OF WATER WILL THIS HOLD Answered by Penny Nom. 





My 1978 Chevy has a 350 cubic inch engine 
20020311 

From Sharon: If my 1978 Chevy has a 350 cubic inch engine, about what size engine would that be in liter? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Volume of a cube. 
19990404 

From Alex Elkins: How do you find the volume cubic matter of a cube or space, example how many cubic feet in an example 6" high 4' X 6' rectangle Thank You Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic feet and gallons 
19990326 

From Karen Coheley: How many gallons in a cubic ft. ?? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Converting mm's to inches 
19990222 

From Paul White: It has been a long time since high school and I do not remember how to convert mm to inches. Could you please tell me what this would convert to in inches? 210 X 254 mm. Answered by Chris Fisher. 





Imperial System of Measurement. 
19970917 

From Judy Pardilla: Please also give the solution to the answers. Thank you.  If a room is 12 feet by 15, how many square yards are there?
 If a single roll of wallpaper will cover 30 square feet, how many single rolls will it take to cover a wall 8' x 15'?
 If ceramic tiles are 8" x 8", how many tiles would it take to cover an area 4' x 6'?
If possible, can you email me a table for imperial measurements. Thank you! Answered by Penny Nom. 

