Problem: A 40-lb container of peat moss measures 14x20x30 in. A 40-lb container of topsoil has a volume of 1.9 { m gal}.How many bags of the peat moss are needed to cover an area measuring 13 ft by 21 ft to a depth of 2.1 in .?

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We are being asked to determine the number of bags of peat moss needed to cover an area measuring 13 ft by 21 ft to a depth of 2.1 in.


Recall that volume is calculated using the formula:

Volume = length×width×height


We will do the following steps

Step 1: Calculate the volume of peat moss

Step 2: Calculate the volume of area needed to be covered

Step 3: Calculate the number of bags needed

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A 40-lb container of peat moss measures 14x20x30 in. A 40-lb container of topsoil has a volume of 1.9 .

How many bags of the peat moss are needed to cover an area measuring 13 ft by 21 ft to a depth of 2.1 in .?

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