We have sides u, v, w and I must find the volume of the parallelepiped.

u = (3,1,2)

v = (4,5,1)

w = (1,2,4)

The V = | u . (v x w) |

In plain English I think this means I must find the absolute value of the dot product of u and (vxw). (v x w) is a cross product.

So I calculated the cross product of v and w and it gave me

|square root 18^2 + 15^2 + 3^2|.

I really don't know what to do at this point, any help?