Cubic Yards to Cubic Decimeters Converter (cu yd to cu dm)
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cubic yards to cubic decimeters
cu ydcu dm
1 cu yd 764.5549 cu dm
2 cu yd 1529.1097 cu dm
3 cu yd 2293.6646 cu dm
4 cu yd 3058.2194 cu dm
5 cu yd 3822.7743 cu dm
6 cu yd 4587.3291 cu dm
7 cu yd 5351.884 cu dm
8 cu yd 6116.4389 cu dm
9 cu yd 6880.9937 cu dm
10 cu yd 7645.5486 cu dm
11 cu yd 8410.1034 cu dm
12 cu yd 9174.6583 cu dm
13 cu yd 9939.2132 cu dm
14 cu yd 10703.768 cu dm
15 cu yd 11468.3229 cu dm
16 cu yd 12232.8777 cu dm
17 cu yd 12997.4326 cu dm
18 cu yd 13761.9874 cu dm
19 cu yd 14526.5423 cu dm
20 cu yd 15291.0972 cu dm

How to convert

1 cubic yard (cu yd) = 764.554858 cubic decimeter (cu dm). Cubic Yard (cu yd) is a unit of Volume used in Standard system. Cubic Decimeter (cu dm) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system.

Cubic Yards: A Unit of Volume

A cubic yard is a unit of volume that is commonly used in the United States and Canada. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of one yard (three feet or 36 inches) in length. One cubic yard is equal to 27 cubic feet or about 0.765 cubic meters. The symbol for cubic yard is yd<sup>3</sup> or cu yd.

How to Convert Cubic Yards

To convert cubic yard to other units of volume, you need to multiply or divide by the appropriate conversion factor. For example, to convert cubic yard to liters, you need to multiply by 764.555, which is the number of liters in one cubic yard. To convert liters to cubic yard, you need to divide by the same factor.

Here are some common conversion factors for cubic yard:

  • 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet
  • 1 cubic yard = 46,656 cubic inches
  • 1 cubic yard = 0.765 cubic meters
  • 1 cubic yard = 764.555 liters
  • 1 cubic yard = 201.974 US liquid gallons
  • 1 cubic yard = 168.179 imperial gallons

Where Cubic Yard is Useds

Cubic yard are used to measure the volume of various materials, such as soil, sand, gravel, concrete, mulch, compost, etc. They are also used to estimate the amount of space needed for storage or transportation of these materials.

For example, in landscaping and gardening, cubic yard are used to calculate how much soil or mulch is needed to fill a garden bed or cover a lawn. A general rule of thumb is that one cubic yard covers 100 square feet at a depth of three inches.

In construction and engineering, cubic yard are used to measure the volume of concrete or asphalt needed for a project. For example, a driveway that is 10 feet wide and 40 feet long and has a thickness of four inches would require about 4.9 cubic yards of concrete.

Cubic yard are also used in some countries to measure the volume of waste or recyclables collected by garbage trucks or dumpsters. For example, in Canada, a standard garbage truck can hold about 25 cubic yards of waste.

Definition of the Cubic Yard

A cubic yard is a unit of volume that belongs to the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. It is derived from the unit of length, the yard, which was originally defined as the distance from the tip of the nose to the end of the thumb of King Henry I of England.

A cube is a three-dimensional shape that has six equal square faces. The volume of a cube is calculated by multiplying the length of one side by itself three times. Therefore, the volume of a cube with sides of one yard is one yard times one yard times one yard, or one cubic yard.

History of Cubic Yards

The origin of the cubic yard can be traced back to the ancient Roman unit of measurement, the amphora, which was a clay vessel used to store liquids such as wine or oil. One amphora was equivalent to about 0.026 cubic meters or 0.035 cubic yards.

The amphora was later replaced by the tun, which was a large wooden barrel used to store wine or beer. One tun was equivalent to about 0.953 cubic meters or 1.28 cubic yards.

The tun was then divided into smaller units, such as the hogshead, the barrel, and the gallon. The gallon was originally defined as the volume of eight pounds of wheat. In 1824, the British Parliament standardized the imperial gallon as the volume of 10 pounds of water at 62 degrees Fahrenheit, which is equal to about 4.546 liters or 0.0012 cubic yards.

In 1836, the US Congress adopted the wine gallon as the standard US liquid gallon, which is equal to about 3.785 liters or 0.001 cubic yards.

The cubic yard was officially adopted as a unit of measurement in both Britain and the United States in the late 19th century.

Example Conversions of Cubic Yards to Other Units

Here are some examples of how to convert cubic yard to other units of volume:

  • To convert 2 cubic yards to cubic feet, multiply by 27: 2 x 27 = 54 cubic feet.
  • To convert 3 cubic yards to liters, multiply by 764.555: 3 x 764.555 = 2293.665 liters.
  • To convert 4 cubic yards to US liquid gallons, multiply by 201.974: 4 x 201.974 = 807.896 US liquid gallons.
  • To convert 5 cubic yards to imperial gallons, multiply by 168.179: 5 x 168.179 = 840.895 imperial gallons.
  • To convert 6 cubic yards to cubic meters, multiply by 0.765: 6 x 0.765 = 4.59 cubic meters.
  • To convert 7 cubic yards to cubic inches, multiply by 46,656: 7 x 46,656 = 326,592 cubic inches.
  • To convert 8 cubic yards to crude barrels, multiply by 4.809: 8 x 4.809 = 38.472 crude barrels.
Cubic yards also can be marked as yd3.

Cubic Decimeters: A Unit of Volume

Cubic decimeters are a unit of volume that are used to measure the space occupied by a three-dimensional object or substance. They are also used to measure the capacity of containers, such as boxes, bottles, tanks, etc. They are different from cubic meters, which are a larger unit of volume. They are also different from liters, which are a unit of volume for liquids and gases. They are also different from barrel of oil equivalent (BOE), which is a unit of energy based on the approximate energy released by burning one barrel of crude oil.

Definition of Cubic Decimeters

A cubic decimeter is equal to the volume of a cube with sides of 1 decimeter (0.1 meter) in length. It is equivalent to 1000 cubic centimeters or 1 liter in the metric system.

History of Cubic Decimeters

The origin of the term cubic decimeter as a unit of measure is uncertain, but it may have derived from the Latin word cubus, which means cube, and the Greek word deka, which means ten. Cubic decimeters have been used since ancient times to measure the volume of various objects and substances. The size and shape of cubic decimeters varied depending on the type and quantity of the objects and substances, the availability of materials, and the customs of different regions and countries.

The use of cubic decimeters as a unit of measure dates back to the ancient times, when the decimal system of measurement was established. The standard size of these cubic decimeters was based on the meter, which was originally defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole. The cubic decimeter was convenient for measuring and dividing smaller amounts of volume.

The use of cubic decimeters as a unit of measure continued until the 20th century, when the metric system of measurement was adopted in most countries. The cubic decimeter was gradually replaced by units such as liters, milliliters, etc. However, some countries and regions still use cubic decimeters for certain types of volume, especially in science and engineering.

How to Convert Cubic Decimeters

To convert cubic decimeters to other units of volume, one can use the following formulas:

  • To convert cubic decimeters to liters: multiply by 1
  • To convert cubic decimeters to cubic meters: divide by 1000
  • To convert cubic decimeters to cubic inches: multiply by 61.024
  • To convert cubic decimeters to US fluid ounces: multiply by 33.814
  • To convert cubic decimeters to BOE: divide by 583

Where Cubic Decimeters are Used

Cubic decimeters are mainly used in some countries and regions that use the metric system or the SI system of measurement. They are often used for measuring the volume of solids, liquids and gases, such as water, oil, air, etc., and the capacity of containers, such as boxes, bottles, tanks, etc.

In some countries that use other systems of measurement, such as the imperial system or the US customary system, cubic decimeters are not commonly used or recognized. Instead, they use units such as gallons, quarts, pints, etc.

Example Conversions of Cubic Decimeters to Other Units

Here are some examples of converting cubic decimeters to other units of volume:

  • 1 cubic decimeter = 1 liter

  • 2 cubic decimeters = 0.002 cubic meters

  • 3 cubic decimeters = 183.072 cubic inches

  • 4 cubic decimeters = 135.256 US fluid ounces

  • 5 cubic decimeters = 0.0086 BOE

  • 1 liter = 1 cubic decimeter

  • 2 cubic meters = 2000 cubic decimeters

  • 3 cubic inches = 0.0491 cubic decimeters

  • 4 US fluid ounces = 0.1183 cubic decimeters

  • 5 BOE = 2915 cubic decimeters.

Cubic decimeters also can be marked as dm3.



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