## How to Convert Cubic Yards to Tons?

To convert cubic yards to tons, you need to know the density of the material in pounds per cubic yard (lbs/cubic yard). Here's the formula: **Tons = Cubic Yards × Density**.

Here's how:

**Get the Cubic Yards:** Measure or obtain the volume of the material in cubic yards.**Get the Density:** Find out the density of the material in pounds per cubic yard. This value can vary depending on the material.**Multiply Cubic Yards by Density:** Multiply the volume in cubic yards by the density in pounds per cubic yard. This gives the weight in pounds.**Convert Pounds to Tons:** Since a ton is equal to 2000 pounds, divide the weight in pounds by 2000 to get the weight in tons.

## Convert 10 Cubic Yards to Tons:

For example, let's say you have 10 cubic yards of gravel with a density of 2800 lbs/cubic yard:

**Tons** = 10 × 2800 lbs/cubic yard

**Tons** = 28000 lbs

**Tons** = 28000 ÷ 2000 tons = 14 tons

### You might also like to convert other units to Yards