Concept Of Volume


Volume is the measure of the amount of space inside of a solid figure, like a cube, cylinder or pyramid. Unit is measured in "cubic", that is, the number of little element cubes that fit inside the figure.

The formula for the volume of a rectangular prism is:

Area = l x w x h


l = length

w = width

h = height

For example: the volumes of a jewel box parallel piped that is 8 inches by 10 inches by 14 inches is 8 x 10 x 14 = 1120 cubic inches.

This means that it would take 1120 little 1-inch cubes to fill the jewel box.