Converting Between Cubic Feet and Cubic YardsDate: 05/09/2002 at 21:45:26 From: Janice Subject: Metric Conversion How many cubic feet are in a cubic yard and how do I figure this out? Date: 05/10/2002 at 10:09:03 From: Doctor Ian Subject: Re: Metric Conversion Hi Janice, One way to do it would be to draw a cubic yard - that is, a cube where each edge is a yard long: +-----------+ / /| / / | / / | 1 yard / / | / / | +-----------+ + | | / | | / | | / 1 yard | | / | |/ +-----------+ 1 yard Then divide it into cubic feet - that is, a bunch of cubes where each edge is a foot long: +---+---+---+ / / / /| +---+---+---+ + / / / /|/| +---+---+---+ + + / / / /|/|/| +---+---+---+ + + + | | | |/|/|/ +---+---+---+ + + | | | |/|/ +---+---+---+ + | | | |/ +---+---+---+ How many of the smaller cubes fit in to the larger cube? That's the number of cubic feet in a cubic yard. Does this help? - Doctor Ian, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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