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Volume measurements


Introduction

We often encounter problems involving the use of three dimensions: length, width and height. With such three-dimensional measurements, we can calculate measurements of cubic meters and volume.

Cubic meter

The fundamental unit of volume is called cubic meter. The cubic meter (m3) is a measure corresponding to the space occupied by a cube with 1 m edge.

Multiples and submultiples of cubic meter

Multiples

Core Unit

Submultiples

cubic kilometer

cubic hectometer

cubic parameter

cubic meter

cubic decimeter

cubic centimeter

cubic millimeter

km3

hm3

dam3

m3

dm3

cm3

mm3

1,000,000,000m3

1,000,000 m3

1,000m3

1m3

0.001m3

0.000001m3

0.000000001 m3

Multiplescubic kilometer km31,000,000,000m3
cubic hectometerhm31,000,000 m3
cubic parameterdam31,000m3
Core Unitcubic meterm31m3
Submultiplescubic decimeterdm30.001m3
cubic centimetercm30.000001m3
cubic millimetermm30.000000001 m3

Reading volume measurements

The reading of volume measurements follows the same procedure as for linear measurements. However, we must use three digits in each unit in the table. In case any house is incomplete, it is completed with zero (s). Examples:

  • Read the following measurement: 75.84m3

km3hm3dam3m3dm3cm3mm3
75,840

It reads "75 cubic meters and 840 cubic decimeters".


  • Read the measurement: 0,0064dm3

km3hm3dam3m3dm3cm3mm3
0,006400

It reads "6400 cubic centimeters".

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