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Question from Eli:

An outdoor art display is a metal cube with edge length 39 feet. What is the volume of the cue in cubic feet? In cubic yards?

Hi Eli,

The volume of a cube is the length times the width times the height. If all three measurements are in feet then the computed volume is in cubic feet. In a cube all three measurements so the volume of a cube is the side length cubed. What is the volume of your cube in cubic feet?

One yard is 3 feet so what is the side length of your cube in yards? What is its volume in cubic yards?


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