# 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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