is volume measured?
has 3 dimensions: length,
width and height. Measuring the volume of a cube is easy:
just multiply the length by the width by the height. For a
sphere, it's a bit more complicated:
volume = 4/3 x 3.14 x radius³
volume = length x width x height
In the metric
system, the basic unit of length is the meter.
We can express volume as cubic meters (m³).
But a cubic meter is fairly big, about the size of a coffee table.
What about measuring the volume of smaller things? For these,
it's easier to express volume in cubic
centimeters (cm³, also called cc).
The basic metric
unit of measuring liquids is the liter.
A liter is slightly larger than a quart--1.0567107047330495 quarts,
to be exact!
how many metric units are in English units and vice versa!
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