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# How many feet does 1 yard equal?

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A 1-yard distance is equivalent to 3 feet. If a driveway is 15 yards long, simply multiply 15 by 3 to find the number of feet. The length of a 15-driveway would be 45 feet.

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The conversion between square yards and square feet also uses basic multiplication. For example, if a flower bed is 10 square yards, multiply 10 by 3 by 3 to equal 90. Ten square yards is equal to 90 square feet.

A cubic yard contains 27 cubic feet because the cubic yard measures volume and not just area or linear length.

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There are three feet in a yard, therefore, the number of cubic feet in a yard is actually the number of cubic feet in a cubic yard. The answer is (3 feet x 3 feet x 3 feet) which is equal to 27 cubic feet.

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One cubic yard of sand covers approximately 120 to 150 square feet of area at a depth of 1 to 2 inches. A yard of sand weighs approximately 2,000 and 3,000 pounds, or about 1 1/2 tons. One ton of sand covers about 80 to 100 square feet.

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A yard is a measurement equivalent to three feet. This is also equal to 36 inches or about 92 centimeters. The easiest way to measure a yard is with a ruler or a yardstick.