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How to calculate yards in a pile of gravel

I have a pile of gravel that is 4' high, 15' length and 12' wide. What is an easy way to calculate square yards?

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A yard of material is 3x3x3 so that is 27 cubic feet. you have a pile that is 4x15x12 and that is 720 cubic feet. So divide 720 by 27 and you get 26.66 yards

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