# How to calculate cubic metres

Written by chris shore
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Finding cubic metres is the same thing as finding the volume of an item, measured in metres. Take a few measurements, do a simple calculation, and you have your answer. Just grab your metric ruler -- using one in inches and feet will work but requires different conversions.

Skill level:
Easy

• Metric ruler

## Instructions

1. 1

Measure the height of your object.

2. 2

Measure the length.

3. 3

Measure the width.

4. 4

Convert measurements to metres if they are not already. If measurement was taken in millimetres, divide by 1,000. If by centimetres, divide by 100.

5. 5

Multiply the three measurements. The answer is given in cubic metres.

#### Tips and warnings

• If all you have is a standard ruler, convert feet to metres by multiplying the measurement in feet by 0.3048.
• If you are looking to put something in a cube, measure the inside height, length and width for an accurate answer.

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