Volume of a Cuboid

A cuboid is a 3 dimensional shape.
So to work out the volume we need to know 3 measurements.


Look at this shape.

There are 3 different measurements:

Length,   Width,   Height

The volume is found using the formula:

Volume = Length × Width ×  Height

Which is usually shortened to:

V = l × w × h

Or more simply:

V = lwh

In Any Order

It doesn't really matter which one is length, width or height, so long as you multiply all three together.

Example: Lengths in meters (m):

cuboid example  

The volume is:

10 m × 5 m × 4 m = 200 m3


It also works out the same like this:

4 m × 5 m × 10 m = 200 m3

Note: the result is in m3 (cubic meters) because we have multiplied meters together three times.

Try It Yourself