The area of a regular octagon is given by area = 2(1+√2)t^2

where t is the length of a side.

The area of your patio is 2(1+√2)(36 ft^2) ≈101.823376 ft^2. If you multiply that by (15/12) ft and divide by 27 ft^3/yd^3, you will have the required number of cubic yards. That amount is ...## (72 * (1 sqrt(2)) * (15 / 12)) / 27 = 4.71404521 yd^3

where t is the length of a side.

The area of your patio is 2(1+√2)(36 ft^2) ≈101.823376 ft^2. If you multiply that by (15/12) ft and divide by 27 ft^3/yd^3, you will have the required number of cubic yards. That amount is ...