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Problema Solution

Given a one cubic yard of concrete in a block how much wood in sq ft would you buy to completely build a wood box around the 1 cubic yard of concrete?

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Answer provided by our tutors

1 yd = 3 ft

1 yd^3 = 9 ft^3

Let 'a' represent the length of the side of the box then:

a^3 = 9

a = 3 ft

The area of the box in sq ft us:

A = 6*a^2

A = 6*3^2

A = 54 ft^2

You will need 54 ft^2 of wood to build a wood bpx around the 1 cubic yard.