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Question from vicky, a parent:

how much litre water can be filled in a box of 12 inches *24 inches *12inches

Hi Vicky,

There are 2.54 centimeters in an inch so if you multiply each dimension by 2.54 you will convert to centimeters. Multiplying the three dimensions in centimeters give the volume in cubic centimeters. There are 1,000 cubic centimeters in a litre so divide by 1,000 to obtain the volume in litres.

If you just want the answer you could use our volume calculator.


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