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# What is the formula for cubic feet?

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The cubic feet formula depends on the shape of the object for which one is calculating volume, but for a cube, v=a^3, where a is the length of one side in feet. For cylinders and prisms, the formula is the area of the base multiplied by the height.

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Cones and pyramids also use the same formulas for determining their volumes. For both of these shapes, v=(1/3) b*h. Calculate the area of the base of a cone as a circle with a=pi*(r^2) and the base of a pyramid using the appropriate area formula for the shape.

Use caution when converting from cubic feet to cubic inches or cubic yards. One cubic foot equals 12 x 12 x 12 cubic inches, or 1728 cubic inches. A cubic foot is 1/27 of a cubic yard.

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A square is to a plane as a cube is to a volume. A square, a two-dimensional shape, exists on a plane, which is a two-dimensional space. Similarly, a cube is a three-dimensional object and exists in a volume, a three-dimensional space.

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The surface area of a cube can be found by finding the length of any of the cube's edges, then multiplying that length by itself, then multiplying its product by six. This equation can be written as A=6e^2, where e stands for the length of any of the cube's edges.

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The surface area of a cube is the total sum of the area of the six sides that cover it, and it is calculated by using the formula A = 6a^2. Measure the area of one side of the cube. Multiply that number by 6 to arrive at the total surface area of the cube.