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How To Calculate Cubic Meters?

Everyone is familiar with the cubic shape and we see many cubic shaped objects around us. Some of the examples are ice cubes, sugar cubes, Dice, Carton and containers.

As we have described in our previous articles the definition of cube as

A cube is a geometrical shape with three dimensions which has 6 square sides and each side has the same length, width and height.

People, who are working in the field of Dairy, Ice cream or other food products, better understand the importance of calculating cubic meters. By calculating cubic meter it becomes easier to know that how much capacity a cubic shaped container has the capacity to store milk or other things.

In this article of Tape daily, we will discuss thoroughly the methods to calculate cubic meters in different units.

Suppose we have a container of milk and we need to find its volume. Now follow these steps

Surface Area

Surface area

At first we have to find its surface area. This is done by multiplying length with width. Let’s say that the length and width of a container are 4m and 8m.

Surface Area = length x width

S = 4 x 8

S = 32 m2

Cubic Meter

Cubic volume

Next step is to calculate cubic meter. This step is done by multiplying surface area with the height. Surface area is a two-dimensional measurement while volume or cubic meter is three-dimensional measurement.

Suppose the height of the container is 6m.

Volume = Length x width x height

V = 4 x 8 x 6

V = 192 m3

Specific volume

specific volume

Suppose you have a space of 7m long and 5m wide, and you want to store a container. In that case, where you have to work with specific volume to find its one edge or height, follow the method given below.

You need to determine the volume of a container; in this case, we are taking the value of above example which is 192 m

For specific volume, we will simply divide this cubic meter with the product of length and width which is

7 x 5 = 35 m2

192/35 = 5.48 m

The result is 5.48 m of height.

Conversion of Cubic meter in other units

Sometimes we need calculations in other units but don’t have appropriate measuring instruments to do so. For the ease, we convert the unit calculated into desired units. Given below are some conversion methods in details.

Cubic Meter to Cubic Feet

Cubic meter to cubic feet

First, we should know that Cubic Feet is used in the Metric system of measurement.

1 Cubic meter = 35.3 Cubic feet

Now assume we have 48m3 of volume and we want to convert it in cubic feet.

1 m3 = 35.3 cubic feet

48 m3 = 35.3 x 48

48 m3 = 1694.4 cubic feet

Cubic Meter to Cubic Yard

cubic meter to cubic yard

A cubic yard is also used in Metric System of measurement.

1 Cubic meter = 1.30795 Cubic yard

We are taking the above example here that we have 48m3 of volume and we want to convert it in cubic yards.

48 m3 = 1.30795 x 48 cubic yards

48 m3  = 62.7816 cubic yards

The result is equivalent to 62.7816 cubic yards.

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