# Thread: Capacity of a cube

1. ## Capacity of a cube

Find in litres the capacity of a cubical tin of edge 10dm.

2. Originally Posted by devi
Find in litres the capacity of a cubical tin of edge 10dm.
This is the same as finding the volume if we can assume that the walls of the cube are of negligible thickness:
Also note that 1L = 1dm^3

$\displaystyle V = a^3 = 10^3 = 1000 \text{ dm }^3 = 1000 \text { L }$