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45. Calculate How Many Bags of Mulch You Need

Roger Cook buys mulch in bulk, and he can tell you that one cubic yard covers 100 square feet at 3 inches deep. But bagged mulch is sold by the cubic foot, so here's the conversion: One cubic foot is one twenty-seventh of one cubic yard. A bag containing 2 cubic feet, therefore, will cover about 7 square feet at 3 inches (100 √∑ 27 2 = 7.4).
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