Chapter 9.1, Problem 37E

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Zaidah plans a raised flower bed 2 ft high by 12 ft wide by 15 ft long. The mulch, soil, and peat mixture used to fill the raised bed costs $15.75 per cubic yard. What is the total cost of the ingredients used to fill the raised garden?

To determine

**To find:**

The total cost of the ingredients used to fill the raised garden.

Explanation

The volume of any solid is the region of space occupied by it and in general the volume of a solid is given by the product of its base area and altitude.

For a regular solid prism with base area

**Calculation:**

Given,

The dimensions of the flower bed is,

Cost of raising the flower bed is

First let us calculate the quantity of soil, peat mixture need (volume) to be used to fill the raised bed.

The dimensions of the flower bed is

Now, the volume of the flower bed is given by the formula

^{3}

Now, convert the measure of volume from the unit of cubic foot to the unit of yard

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