Finding cubic meters is the same thing as finding the volume of an item, measured in meters. Take a few measurements, do a simple calculation, and you have your answer. Just grab your metric ruler and use the formula H(eight) x L(ength) x W(idth) to determine the cubic meters of any item.
One cubic meter is the same as 1,000 liters, 35.3 cubic feet and 1.3 cubic yards.
- Measure the height of your object and record it on a piece of paper.
- Measure the length of the object and record this number, as well.
- Measure the width and write this number down.
- Multiply the three measurements. The answer is given in cubic meters. For example, if the height of your object was 12 meters, the length was 6 meters and the width was 2 meters, you would multiply 12 times 6 times 2 to get 144 cubic meters.
Watch the video below for an example:
Tip: Convert measurements to meters if they are not already. If measurement was taken in millimeters, divide by 1,000. If by centimeters, divide by 100. If all you have is a standard ruler, convert feet to meters by multiplying the measurement in feet by 0.3048.