CONVERSION FROM CUBIC MEASUREMENT TO GALLONS AND GALLONS TO BARRELS

As a supply specialist, you will also work in terms of gallons and barrels;

therefore, you must know the methods of conversion of cubic yards, feet, and inches

to gallons and barrels.

FOR EXAMPLE:

You will say that there are 748 gallons of gasoline in that tank, not 10 cubic

feet of gasoline. So you must be able to solve volume problems and use the

conversion table to change from cubic measurement to gallons and barrels.

(1) If a tank volume was 1,000 cubic feet, how many gallons of gasoline will it

hold?

Look at the conversion table on page 50 and convert from cubic feet to

gallons.

1 cubic foot = 7.48 gallons

1 0 0 0 cubic feet

x 7.4 8_

8 0 0 0 gallons The tank would hold 7,480 gallons.

4 0 0 0

7 0 0 0____

7,4 8 0.0 0

(2) How many barrels will the tank above hold? Change from gallons to barrels.

FROM THE

1 7 8

=

178 barrels

CONVERSION TABLE 42