Enter your cubic inches value in the calculator below for the equivalent number of cubic yards. We’ve also added an easy cubic-inches-to-cubic-yards formula you can perform yourself.
Cubic Inches to Cubic Yards Converter
Enter the volume in cubic inches to calculate the equivalent volume in cubic yards:
There are 46,656 cu. inches in a cubic yard. To convert from cubic inches to cubic yards, divide your cubic inches value by 46,656.
Cubic yards = cubic inches ÷ 46,656
The Difference Between a Cubic Inch and a Cubic Yard
The cubic inch (symbol: in³) and cubic yard (symbol: yd³) are volume measurements from the Imperial and US Customary Systems. A cubic inch has a length, width, and depth of one inch. A cubic yard has a length, width, and depth of one yard or 36 inches.
Retailers often sell mulch, gravel, and stone by the cubic yard, making it an important measurement.
Example: How to Calculate from Cubic Inches to Cubic Yards
To calculate from cubic inches to cubic yards, start by measuring the length, width, and depth of your object in inches. For example, if you’re planning on purchasing mulch for a 240” x 72” flower bed and would like the mulch to be 3 inches thick, your cubic inch calculation would look like this:
Cubic inches = 240 x 72 x 3
51,840 cubic inches = 240 x 72 x 3
To convert to cubic yards, divide by 46,656.
51,840 ÷ 46,656 = 1.11 cubic yards
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ
What does one cubic yard of soil look like?
A cubic yard of soil looks like a 3-d cube where all sides are one yard (three feet) long. A cubic yard of soil can cover 80 square feet at four inches deep.
Can you convert square inches to cubic yards?
A square inch is a measure of area or length x width. To convert square inches to cubic yards, you must also have a measurement for depth. For example, if you need to mulch a 360 square inch area, how deep will your mulch be? Multiply your square inches by your desired depth to determine cubic inches. Then divide cubic inches by 46,656 to determine cubic yards.
How many cubic inches does one cubic yard of concrete contain?
A cubic yard of concrete is equal to 46,656 cubic inches.
How many in³ are in a cubic yard of mulch?
A cubic yard of mulch contains 46,656 cubic inches.