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Award in Mathematics -

Number and Measure (Level 1)

Topic 2: Volume


The volume of a cuboid = length × height × depth.

In this case, 4  ×  2  ×  3  =  24.   So the volume of the cuboid is 24 m³.

Note: 24 m³ is "24 cubic metres". Volume is always measured in cubic units.

The index number ³ is used to show cubic units, because a volume is a 3-dimensional space.

The diagram below may help to illustrate that this cuboid has a volume of 24 cubic metres. It shows the cuboid divided into 24 cubes each of 1 cubic metre.

cuboid A.PNG
cuboid split.PNG
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