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    Calculate square feet into gallons?

    Hello,

    Please help:

    I am trying to find the gallon (US gallons) capacity of a pond 20' x 20' x 10 ' deep.

    Can you please help me by telling me what it is?

    Many many thanks.

    Ma Biggs (Maddresfield)
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    Is it 29,920 US gallons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mabiggs View Post
    Is it 29,920 US gallons?
    Perfect!

    I've got 29,922.07621 gal(US)
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    Hello,
    Quote Originally Posted by mabiggs View Post
    Hello,

    Please help:

    I am trying to find the gallon (US gallons) capacity of a pond 20' x 20' x 10 ' deep.

    Can you please help me by telling me what it is?

    Many many thanks.

    Ma Biggs (Maddresfield)
    It's cubic feet, not square feet
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    Does that mean 29,922 gallons is wrong?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mabiggs View Post
    Does that mean 29,922 gallons is wrong?

    Thanks

    Ma Biggs
    No.

    What Moo wanted to make clear is the fact that
    - squarefoot is the unit of an area and
    - cubic foot is the unit of a volume.

    Therefore your headline is a little bit confusing.
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    Ho ho ho, I'd confuse anyone!..

    Thanks for all your help. Very much appreciated.

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    Sorry to bother you again!

    But,

    What is the difference betyween "area" and "volume"...Do they not mean the same thing?

    I am sincere in this question. It means a lot because a lot depends on it.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mabiggs View Post
    But,

    What is the difference betyween "area" and "volume"...Do they not mean the same thing?

    I am sincere in this question. It means a lot because a lot depends on it.

    Thanks

    Ma Biggs (Maddersfield)
    You aren't kidding, are you?

    I'll try to explain the difference by an example.

    Go into your livingroom:

    The floor, the walls and the ceiling are areas.

    The air in the livingroom is the content of the volume of this room.

    (If area and volume is the same and you try to glue the air to the wall as a wallpaper you'll be visited by two friendly men, clad in a white uniform, who will show you the way to ... well, don't do that )

    In other words:

    distance is an one-dimensional object; units inch, foot, cm, km, mile, etc
    area is a two-dimensional object; units square-inch, square-foot, square-cm, ...
    volume is a three-dimensional object; units cube-inch, cube-foot, cube-cm, ...
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