Quandaries and Queries


I need some assistance. I need to make a box that measures two cubic feet. It will be used to items in to determine if an inmate has to much property. They can only possess 2 cubic feet of property. How can I convert that into measurements in inches for feet so I can make a box with a lid that is 2 cubic foot. I sure hope you can help me


Hi Michael,

A box that is one foot by one foot by 1 foot is 12 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches and hence the volume is one cubic foot os 123 = 1728 cubic inches. Thus a two cubic foot box will contain 2 1728 = 3456 cubic inches.

There are many was you can make a box of volume 3456 cubic inches. The dimensions in inches can be any three positive numbers which have a product of 3456. Perhaps 24 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches. Or maybe 36 inches by 12 inches by 8 inches.