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by edtrusty on 03/12/02 at 18:25:19
I have an area that is 200 feet long and 20 feet wide and 9 inches deep.
I want to convert this to square yards and then to short tons.
Note: The material weighs 148 pounds per cubic foot.
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Re: Question
by Robert Fogt on 03/16/02 at 08:55:40
Hi, I'll do this step by step so others can check my answer. :)
To calculate the weight in short tons, we can calculate the cubic feet then just multiply by 148.
First convert all lengths into feet. 9 inches = 0.75 feet Then calculate the cubic feet. 200 x 20 x 0.75 = 3000 cubic feet
Now how much it weighs. 3000 x 148 = 444,000 pounds Then convert to tons. 444000 / 2000 = 222 tons
Now, you wanted square yards, first calculate square feet. 200 x 20 = 4000 square feet now convert to square yards 4000 / 9 = 444.4444 square yards
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