I am having trouble understanding why the below volumes do not work out the same. This is part of a conversion I was doing and I think this is the part that was making come up with the wrong overall answer.

I had to convert 2.00 ft3 to cm3.

I converted to inches first.

I did:

2 x 12 x12 x12 = 3456 in3 (which I think is correct)

I also tried:

24 x 24 x 24 = 13824 in3

24 inches is 2.00 ft right? so why does it not work out the same?

I would of thought the 24 inch cube is the same as a 2ft cube?

It seems like I am using the same volume in both sums but coming up with diffrent answers.

$ilver