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    I have a 52" diameter cylinder that 13' 6" (162") tall. I need to determine the Cubic Yards that fit in there.

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    Re: Volume of a cylinder

    Originally posted by Sal View Post
    I have a 52" diameter cylinder that 13' 6" (162") tall. I need to determine the Cubic Yards that fit in there.
    Be sure you are using inside measurements. The volume of a cylinder is V = (pi/4)*d*h, but consistent units have to be used. Starting with your numbers in inches
    V = 0.785 * 52 * 162 = 344042 in
    There are 1728 in in a cubic foot, so 199.1 ft
    and there are 27 ft in a cubic yard so 7.37 yd

    You could equally well convert inches to yards (36" = 1 yd) and get to the same number with 1.444 yd diameter, and 4.5 yd height, and get 7.37 yd direct;y.

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