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Cubic Yards Calculator

To use the cubic yards calculator, enter the length, width, & height, choose the unit of the sides, and click Calculate

Formula:
Cubic Yards = Length (yd) × Width (yd) × Height (yd)

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Cubic Yards Calculator 

This cubic yards calculator finds the volume of any cubical shape in the unit of yards. In addition to that, it also provides:

  • Step-by-step calculation
  • Geometrical shape of the cube of the entered dimensions
  • Conversion table containing the answer in different other units

What are cubic yards?

A cubic yard is a unit of volume in the Imperial and U.S. customary systems. It is often used in the United States for measuring large volumes, especially in construction, landscaping, and waste management.

1 cubic yard is equal to the volume of a cube with each side being 1 yard (3 feet) in length. So, a cubic yard can be visualized as a cube that is 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet.

How to find cubic yards?

For this, it is important to know the dimensions of the cube. You can convert each side in yards first or alternatively convert the final answer to the yards. 

Example:

A cube has a length of 150cm, a width of 2 meters, and a height of 1 yard. Find its volume in cubic yards. 

Solution:

Step 1: Convert length from cm to yards.

Since 1 cm is equal to 0.011 yards, 150 cm is equal to 

150 cm = 0.011 x 150 yards

             = 1.64 yards

Step 2: Convert width from m to yards.

1 meter is equal to 1.094 yards so 2 meters will be 

2 m = 1.094 x 2 yards

       = 2.188 yards

Step 3: Multiply all sides to find volume.

Volume of cube = length x width x height

                          = 1.64 x 2.188 x 1

                          = 3.59 yd³

Step 4: Geometrical shape

Conversions:

1 cubic yard (yd³) = 27 cubic feet (ft³)

1 cubic yard (yd³) = 46,656 cubic inches (in³)

1 cubic yard (yd³) ≈ 0.7646 cubic meters (m³) in the metric system.

Applications

  • When buying garden soil or mulch for landscaping, it's often sold by the cubic yard.
  • In construction, concrete and gravel quantities might be referred to in cubic yards.
  • Dumpsters and garbage trucks may have their capacities listed in cubic yards.
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