# Volume of a Cuboid

*A cuboid is a 3 dimensional shape.*

To work out the volume we need to know 3 measurements.

Look at this shape. There are 3 different measurements: Length, Width, Height |

The volume is found using the formula:

Volume = Length × Width × Height

Which is usually shortened to:

V = l × w × h

Or more simply:

V = lwh

## In Any Order

It doesn't really matter which one is length, width or height, so long as you multiply all three together.

### Example: Lengths in meters (m):

The volume is:

10 m × 4 m × 5 m
= **200** m^{3}

It also works out the same like this:

4 m × 5 m × 10 m
= **200** m^{3}

**m**(cubic meters) because we have multiplied meters together three times.

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