How to Calculate Cubic Meters

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When calculating cubic meters, it's important to convert all your measurements to meters. Use a formula to find the volume with help from math teacher in this free video on mathematics.

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Hi, I'm Jimmy Change. I'm a Math Expert from St. Petersburg, Florida and we're here to talk about how to calculate cubic meters. Now, all you really need to calculate cubic meters is a pen, paper and a calculator if you need it. So, let's get started. Now, a cubic meter is a three dimensional measurement where every dimension is a meter. Now, if you come across units that are not meters, the first thing that you have to do is to convert them to meters. So first, suppose you want to find out the volume of a box where length is equal to three meters; width is equal to two meters and the height of the box was four meters. Now, I want to note that if one of the dimensions is not meters, if it's centimeters or feet, you have to convert them to meters for you to calculate cubic meters. Now, just as a reminder, the volume of a box is length, width, height. So, it's length times width times the height. So, all you really need to do is plug all the numbers in; but, make sure you include the dimensions. So, you have three meters times two meters times four meters. Now, three times two is six and six times four is twenty four. But, the other thing you want to keep in mind is that you need to multiply the dimensions as well. Meters times meters is meter squared and meter squared times meters is meters cubed. So, that means the volume of this box is twenty four cubic meters. Now, there are a lot of other geometry formulas that you can find the volume, but this is just one example. The important key is to convert all your units into meters so you can find cubic meters. So, I'm Jimmy Chang and that's how to calculate cubic meters.


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