## Are There Any Smart Math People Out There?????

By butternut Updated 15 Apr 2008 , 1:02am by tchrmom

butternut Posted 13 Apr 2008 , 12:20am
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OK, I guess I'm challenged at math cause I can't figure this out. I need to purchase some mulch for my flower bed. I need to know how many cubic feet I need. Yea, right The area I need to fill is 35 feet wide by 6 feet long and I need the mulch to be 2 inches thick. Can anyone tell me how in the world to figure out how many cubic feet I would need? Thank you so, so much for any help you can give me.........

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Doug Posted 13 Apr 2008 , 12:25am
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35 feet x 6 feet = 210 sq. feet.

210 sq. feet x .167 feet (2 inches) = 35 cubic feet.

butternut Posted 13 Apr 2008 , 12:33am
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Wow Doug, I'm impressed!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Now I can go buy just the right amount that I need.

veejaytx Posted 13 Apr 2008 , 1:01am
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Don't feel alone, I am math-challenged myself. I am so glad that we have Doug here, don't know what we'd do without him!

butternut Posted 13 Apr 2008 , 1:08am
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Yea, Doug has saved me a couple of times. He da Bomb!!

Ohara Posted 13 Apr 2008 , 11:00am
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When I was reading the OP, my first thought was I bet Doug will know. Then as I scrolled down I laughed out loud, as his was the next post with the correct answer! How nice we can always count on him

tchrmom Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 1:02am
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I got the same answer as Doug using 35 x 6 = 210 x 1/6 (because 2" is 1/6 ft) and since I didn't have a calcuator, I didn't convert to a decimal. Hope all goes well.