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):
The volume is:
10 m × 4 m × 5 m = 200 m3
It also works out the same like this:
4 m × 5 m × 10 m = 200 m3
Try It Yourself