The easiest way to calculate a cubic yard of dirt is to first measure the dirt, convert known dimensions into yards, then simply multiply the length, width and height of a section of dirt to get the total cubic area. You... More »

A cubic yard is a dirt pile 3 feet wide, 3 feet long and 3 feet tall, so 20 cubic yards is a pile 15 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 3 feet tall. A small dump truck holds 5 cubic yards, although many companies provide large... More »

A cubic yard is the volume which occupies a space that measures one yard long, one yard wide and one yard high. One cubic yard of material is enough to half-fill the bed of an average pickup truck. More »

Cubic yards can be calculated by multiplying the length by the width by the height of a given volume. For such a calculation, all three measurements must already be in yards. When necessary, convert from feet to yards by... More »

The U.S. Department of Transportation states the maximum width for commercial motor vehicles is 102.36 inches, with a length of anywhere from 48 to 53 feet and a height of 13 to 14 feet. There is no legal height limit fo... More »

Convert square feet into yards by multiplying the length of a space by the width of the space to calculate the area of the space. Divide the sum by 9 to arrive at the square yardage of the space. More »

To calculate an object's square footage, first measure the height and length. Ensure the height and length have the same units, then multiply them together to find the square footage. More » Science Measurements