# Cubic Meter Conversion

• Apr 21st 2008, 09:45 AM
weefee
Cubic Meter Conversion

I need to find the answer to this conversion sum

5 cubic meters to feet and inches???

(Headbang) i am really struggling with this
• Apr 21st 2008, 09:52 AM
izzydoesit
There are 16.4 feet in 5 meters. Therefore there 16.4 cube cubic feet in 5 cubic meters. multiply the 16.4 feet by twelve for inches and then cube that value for cubic inches.
• Apr 21st 2008, 12:38 PM
topsquark
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Originally Posted by weefee

I need to find the answer to this conversion sum

5 cubic meters to feet and inches???

(Headbang) i am really struggling with this

The last post may have been correct (I'm not certain), but if it is, it isn't explained that well.
$\displaystyle \frac{5~m^3}{1} \cdot \left ( \frac{3.28~ft}{1~m} \right ) ^3$

$\displaystyle = \frac{5~m^3}{1} \cdot \frac{35.28755~ft^3}{1~m^3} = 176.44~ft^3$

Do the same from ft cubed to inches cubed. The equivalence is 1 ft = 12 in. Then you need to cube that factor to make the units cancel.

-Dan