How to Calculate Cubic Meters
If you want to know measurements of an object in cubic meters, it's possible you may want to know how much space is needed to store such object. For example, if you want to know how tall is a container, how tall the height of a building is or even the height of a truck. Cubic meters are volume measurements which are calculated multiplying height by length by width and each dimension can be different. The same volume in cubic meters can have a varied height, depending on its length and width.
The first thing you need to do to calculate cubic meters is to determine height and width, in order to calculate the area you need to store whatever you wish. For example, suppose you have a 5 meter wide container and 2 meters long.
To find the surface you need to multiply width and length so, following the example, the surface area is 5 meters by 2 meters which equals 10 square meters.
To calculate cubic meters of a surface of 10 square meters (5 meters by 2 meters, with a height of 5 meters. The work volume will be equal to the following:
Volume= 5 meters high x 10 square meters = 50 cubic meters
If you'd like to work with a specific volume, what you need to do is divide the number of cubic meters by height and length (in this case, 10). For example, if you're working on a volume of 30 square meters and wish to store it in a space measuring 5 meters wide and 2 meters long, divide 30 cubic meters by 10 to get an answer of 3 meters high.
If you want to calculate cubic meters by converting them from another measurement, here's how to do it:
Calculate cubic meters from cubic feet
One cubic meter is 35.3 cubic feet. Therefore you should apply a rule of three. Thus, if 1 cubic meter equals 35.3 cubic feet, how many cubic meters will, for example, 67 cubic feet be? Multiply 35.5 by 1 and divide it by your cubic feet measurement:
35.3 x 1= 35.3 , 67÷35.3 = 1.89 square feet
Calculate cubic meters from cubic yards
Again, to convert cubic yards to cubic meters, we'll also have to apply the rule of three. If 1 cubic meter equals 1.3 cubic yards, how many cubic meters will 19 cubic yards be?
Multiply 1 x 1.3 and divide the result by your cubic yards measurement:
1x1.3= 1.3, 19÷ 1.3= 14.61 square yards
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