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More accurately, it's a cubic yard.

- A cubic yard is a unit of volume. It tells you how much space something occupies. Picture in your head a box that measures three feet on each edge. The space inside that box measures one cubic yard.
- A cubic yard is equal to 27 cubic feet. One cubic foot holds about 7.5 gallons. So, the box above can hold over 200 gallons of liquid -- assuming it is waterproof and won't leak all over the place.
- If you wish to know how much a cubic yard of dirt weighs, well, that's another kettle of fish. (I'm not sure what system of units the kettle of fish belongs to, but that's an answer to another question.)
- The weight of a cubic yard of dirt can vary greatly depending upon how much water is in it and how well packed it is. Moist topsoil weighs about 90 pounds per cubic foot, so a yard of it will weigh about 2400 pounds, more or less.

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21.7 bushels in a (cubic) yard of dirt. Or anything else.

It's a hole, thus there is no dirt in it. The answer is 0.

How many pounds are in 10 yards of dirt

It varies depending on soil type and moisture content, but one ton per yard is a reasonable average.

This question cannot be answered as a cubic yard is a measure of volume and 40 pounds is a measure of weight.

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There is no exact way to determine how much a yard of dirt will weigh. It really depends on the content of the dirt.

A cubic yard of dirt is all you need.

The weight of a cubic yard of dirt depends on the nature of the dirt and how densely it is packed.

you can't weigh a yard of dirt. Yard is linear measure.

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The answer will depend on the depth to which the dirt is spread.

21.7 bushels in a (cubic) yard of dirt. Or anything else.

27 square feet. A "yard" is a short form of "cubic yard" of something...dirt, concrete, etc. A cubic yard is 3 x 3 x 3 = 27 cubic feet.

yes dirt and gravel are measured the same.

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