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# How much does a cubic meter of soil weigh?

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One cubic meter of soil weighs between 1.2 and 1.7 metric tonnes, or between 1,200 and 1,700 kilograms. These metric figures convert to between 2,645 and 3,747 pounds, or between 2.6 tons and 3.7 tons, per cubic meter. Loose topsoil is lighter, and compacted topsoil is heavier.

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Moisture content also affects density and weight of soil. Myers Group claims that 1 cubic meter of topsoil, with some moisture, is 1.44 metric tonnes. The Engineering ToolBox explains that 1 cubic meter of loose, dry topsoil is 1.22 metric tonnes, and loose, moist topsoil is 1.25 metric tonnes. One cubic meter is approximately 1.3 cubic yards, or 35 cubic feet.

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A measure of volume equal to one-thousandth of a cubic meter is a decimeter. The decimeter is the equivalent of 1 liter, so 1,000 liters is equal to a cubic meter.

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The acronym "mm" stands for "millimeter," which equals one thousandth of a meter and does not relate to either "million" or "thousand." The meter is the SI unit for measuring length.

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One meter is equal to 1.0936 yards, so in order to convert 300 meters into yards, simply multiply by 1.0936 to get 328.084 yards. Because the metric system is based on a 10 multiplier system, it is easy to use this simple conversion to calculate other metric lengths in terms of yards. For instance, 328.084 yards is equal to 3,000 decimeters, 30,000 centimeters and 0.3 kilometers.