# Cubic Yards to Gallons Converter

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## Conversion Table

 cubic yards to gallons cu yd gal 1 cu yd 201.974 gal 2 cu yd 403.9481 gal 3 cu yd 605.9221 gal 4 cu yd 807.8961 gal 5 cu yd 1009.8701 gal 6 cu yd 1211.8442 gal 7 cu yd 1413.8182 gal 8 cu yd 1615.7922 gal 9 cu yd 1817.7662 gal 10 cu yd 2019.7403 gal 11 cu yd 2221.7143 gal 12 cu yd 2423.6883 gal 13 cu yd 2625.6623 gal 14 cu yd 2827.6364 gal 15 cu yd 3029.6104 gal 16 cu yd 3231.5844 gal 17 cu yd 3433.5584 gal 18 cu yd 3635.5325 gal 19 cu yd 3837.5065 gal 20 cu yd 4039.4805 gal

## How to convert

1 cubic yard (cu yd) = 201.974026 gallon (gal). Cubic Yard (cu yd) is a unit of Volume used in Standard system. Gallon (gal) is a unit of Volume used in Standard 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.

## Gallons: A Unit of Volume

Gallons are a unit of volume that are used to measure liquids, such as water, milk, oil, wine, etc. They are also used to measure some dry goods, such as grains, fruits, nuts, etc. They are different from cups, which are a smaller unit of volume. They are also different from liters, which are a larger unit of volume. 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 Gallons

A gallon is defined as a unit of liquid capacity in both the US customary and imperial systems of measurement. However, the size of a gallon varies depending on the type of gallon used:

• A US liquid gallon is equal to 3.785 liters or 0.833 UK gallons in the metric system. It is equivalent to 231 cubic inches or 128 fluid ounces in the US customary system.
• A US dry gallon is equal to 4.405 liters or 0.969 UK gallons in the metric system. It is equivalent to 268.8 cubic inches or 148.9 fluid ounces in the US customary system.
• A UK gallon is equal to 4.546 liters or 1.2 US liquid gallons in the metric system. It is equivalent to 277.4 cubic inches or 160 fluid ounces in the imperial system.

## History of Gallons

The origin of the term gallon as a unit of measure is uncertain, but it may have derived from the Old French word galon, which means a large liquid measure. Gallons have been used since ancient times to store and transport various liquids and dry goods. The size and shape of gallons varied depending on the type and quantity of the goods, the availability of materials, and the customs of different regions and countries.

The use of gallons as a unit of measure dates back to the medieval times, when the European system of measurement was established. The standard size of these gallons was based on the wine gallon, which was originally defined as the volume of eight pounds of wine at 62 °F. The gallon was convenient for measuring and dividing larger amounts of liquids and dry goods.

The use of gallons as a unit of measure continued until the 20th century, when the metric system of measurement was adopted in most countries. The gallon was gradually replaced by units such as liters, kilograms, etc. However, some countries and regions still use gallons for certain types of liquids and dry goods, especially in the United States and the United Kingdom and its former colonies.

## How to Convert Gallons

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

• To convert US liquid gallons to liters: multiply by 3.785

• To convert US liquid gallons to cubic inches: multiply by 231

• To convert US liquid gallons to fluid ounces: multiply by 128

• To convert US liquid gallons to UK gallons: multiply by 0.833

• To convert US liquid gallons to BOE: divide by 5

• To convert US dry gallons to liters: multiply by 4.405

• To convert US dry gallons to cubic inches: multiply by 268.8

• To convert US dry gallons to fluid ounces: multiply by 148.9

• To convert US dry gallons to UK gallons: multiply by 0.969

• To convert US dry gallons to BOE: divide by 4.6

• To convert UK gallons to liters: multiply by 4.546

• To convert UK gallons to cubic inches: multiply by 277.4

• To convert UK gallons to fluid ounces: multiply by 160

• To convert UK gallons to US liquid gallons: multiply by 1.2

• To convert UK gallons to BOE: divide by 6.1

## Where Gallons are Used

Gallons are mainly used in some countries and regions that use the US customary system or the imperial system of measurement. They are often used for measuring and adding liquids such as water, milk, oil, wine, etc., and dry goods such as grains, fruits, nuts, etc., to recipes.

In some countries that use the metric system of measurement, such as Canada and Australia, gallons are not commonly used or recognized. Instead, they use units such as liters, kilograms, etc.

## Example Conversions of Gallons to Other Units

Here are some examples of converting gallons to other units of volume:

• 1 US liquid gallon = 3.785 liters

• 2 US liquid gallons = 462 cubic inches

• 3 US liquid gallons = 384 fluid ounces

• 4 US liquid gallons = 3.332 UK gallons

• 5 US liquid gallons = 1 BOE

• 1 US dry gallon = 4.405 liters

• 2 US dry gallons = 537.6 cubic inches

• 3 US dry gallons = 446.7 fluid ounces

• 4 US dry gallons = 3.876 UK gallons

• 5 US dry gallons = 1.087 BOE

• 1 UK gallon = 4.546 liters

• 2 UK gallons = 554.8 cubic inches

• 3 UK gallons = 480 fluid ounces

• 4 UK gallons = 4.8 US liquid gallons

• 5 UK gallons = 0.82 BOE.

The US gallon is equal to 3.785411784 liters and defined as 231 cubic inches.

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