# 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
 Multiples cubic kilometer km3 1,000,000,000m3 cubic hectometer hm3 1,000,000 m3 cubic parameter dam3 1,000m3 Core Unit cubic meter m3 1m3 Submultiples cubic decimeter dm3 0.001m3 cubic centimeter cm3 0.000001m3 cubic millimeter mm3 0.000000001 m3

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

 km3 hm3 dam3 m3 dm3 cm3 mm3 75, 840

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