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Question from Dorothy, a teacher:

What is the cubic feet of an item that is 7"x16 7/8"x19"

Hi Dorothy,

First you should convert each of the measurements to inches. There are 12 inches in a foot so divide each of the dimensions by 12 to convert them to feet. Next multiply the three dimensions (now in feet) to find the volume on cubic feet.

When you finish you can check your answer by using our volume calculator.


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