Daily Question: Volume of Water for Concrete Mixture

NCEES Civil PE Specification VII.C.: Concrete


Given a required water-cement ratio of 0.5, you are preparing a concrete mix to place the 1-foot-thick square spread footing pictured below.

If 5 sacks of cement are used in the mixture, what volume of water is required? Assume each bag of cement weighs 94 pounds.

Assume a specific weight of water of 62.4 pounds per cubic foot.

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