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I need to work how may litres in my fish pond. I have measures it in two sections because of it shape.
One section is 1600w, 1100L, 540D. the other section is 1060W, 1800L, 380D.
Thank you


You didn't mention the units for your measurements but I assume they are millimeters. There are 1000 cubic centimeters in a litre so I want to change the dimensions to centimeters. Thus the first section is

160.0 cm by 110.0 cm by 54.0 cm

and hence its volume is

160.0 x 110.0 x 54.0 = 950 400 cubic centimeters

which is

950 400/1000 = 950.4 litres

Now you can calculate the volume of the other section.

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