Name: Marsha
Who is asking: Parent
Level of the question: All
Question: I have a stand up freezer that measures 2ft deep, 23 inches wide, and 44.5 inches in height. I multiplied them (2x23x44.5) and came up with 2047. I guess my question is, when you look at an ad for this item, they always say 17, 14, or 19 cubic feet. How do they (and I) come up with a number like that?

Marsha,
You want the volume of the freezer on cubic feet, that is feet feet feet so you need all the dimensions in feet. There are 12 inches in a foot so your freezer is
^{23}/_{12} feet wide and
^{44.5}/_{12} feet high
Thus the volume is
2 ^{23}/_{12} ^{44.5}/_{12} = 14.2 cubic feet.
Are the dimensions you gave inside dimensions? I am not sure how manufactures calculate the cubic feet number they put in their adds. If you can I suggest that you go to a store where the is a freezer for sale, make your measurements and calculate as I did above and see if you get the same number that the manufacturer claims.
Penny
