# making concrete

• Oct 27th 2008, 06:28 PM
mat
making concrete
hi
I have to make a concrete base which is 1.68 metres cubed.
How do i work how much cement, sand and gravel to use in metric system?
so 1 part cement to 2 parts sand and 3 parts gravel.(Wondering)
• Oct 28th 2008, 07:34 AM
earboth
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Originally Posted by mat
hi
I have to make a concrete base which is 1.68 metres cubed.
How do i work how much cement, sand and gravel to use in metric system?
so 1 part cement to 2 parts sand and 3 parts gravel.(Wondering)

All together there are 6 parts. That means the complete mixture contains:

$\underbrace{\dfrac16 \cdot 1.68\ m^3}_{cement} + \underbrace{\dfrac26 \cdot 1.68\ m^3}_{sand} + \underbrace{\dfrac36 \cdot 1.68\ m^3}_{gravel}$