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Question from Sumit, a parent:

I want to determine how many kg of salt or XYZ thing can be filled in a basket
Length = 4.5"
Breadth = 5"
Height = 6"

Even its formulae

is kg quantity can be different for semi solid thing


You can use our volume calculator to determine the volume of the basket in cubic centimeters, I got 2212.3 cubic centimeters. I then used Google to search for the density of salt and on the Wikipedia site I found the density of salt as 2.17 grams per cubic centimeter. Thus your basket holds $2212.3 \times 2.17 = 4801 \mbox{ grams }$ or $\mbox{ 4.8 kilograms }$ of salt.


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