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I just can not seem to work this out, i think it is old age catching up with me, I am buying a trailer that is 25 feet long 7.5 foot wide and with 4 foot sides and i am trying to work out how many m^3 it will hold can anyone help.
Thank you in advance for any help.

Hi Ron,

I would first change all the dimensions to metres. What I remember is that there are 2.54 cm in an inch so

2.54 cm/in x 12 in/ft x 1/100 m/cm = 0.3048 m/ft

Multiply each of your three dimensions by 0.3048 to convert them to metres and then multiply these three dimensions together to find the volume in cubic metres.


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