Nick wants to install a thirteen feet by twenty four feet driveway. If he intends to pour the concrete four inches thick, how?

many cubic yards of concrete will he need?

10 Comments on “Nick wants to install a thirteen feet by twenty four feet driveway. If he intends to pour the concrete four inches thick, how?”

1. Was slways told width x length x depth x 2.2 for weight. Just tell supplier dimensions and they should be able to tell you exactly.

2. Tell Nick to order from the supplier. They’re ADULTS, and have done their homework, and know how to do arithmetic, which he doesn’t.

3. multiply the length times the width and divide by sixty one if you are pouring the slab four inches thick. and that is how much concrete is needed.

4. Here it is; thirteen x twenty four = 312 square feet. At 4 inches thick, there are three layers per cubic foot. There are three cubic feet per layer of a cubic yard. In short the equation you are looking for is that eighty one sq. ft of concrete at 4 inches thick = one square yard. Thus, 312 divided by eighty one = -4 yards (just short of four yards)

5. first change the four inches to feet (4/12 = 1/3)
13*24*1/3 = 104 that’s cubic feet
there are twenty seven cubic feet per cubic yard so divide 104 by 27
104/27 = 3.85 cubic yards

6. unless Nick;
has a tractor with a box blade, and or has ever pulled concrete, has ever set a form, has ever tied steel, has ever done makeup, or finished concrete,

he is barking up the wrong tree.

if the wet concrete gets away from you, you’ll have a very big problem.

7. 1 yd. of concrete covers 8ft x 10ft 4in thick.

8. tell Nick that unless he learns how to figger out easy maths homework like this for himself, his future career will include having to learn these words Do you want fries with that?

9. Do not forget in real life you need spacers every so often for expansion joints, unlike the math and homework section where dimensions are always exact and have no variances or outside influences.