How many holes did Stanley Yelnats have to dig in Holes by Louis Sachar?

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In the book Holes by Louis Sachar , Stanley Yelnats is a young man who has been sent off to a sort-of detention facility with dozens of other young men. Part of the punishment for those at the facility is to dig holes—lots of them. Stanley, as well as the...

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In the book Holes by Louis Sachar, Stanley Yelnats is a young man who has been sent off to a sort-of detention facility with dozens of other young men. Part of the punishment for those at the facility is to dig holes—lots of them. Stanley, as well as the other boys, are required to dig one hole per day, seven days a week. 

Those in charge at the facility were very specific in the directions they provided to the boys regarding the size of the holes. Every hole dug needed to be at least five feet deep. Likewise, all holes also needed to be five feet in diameter. The shovels the boys use are five feet long, so they were told to use their shovels as measuring sticks.

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