How to Find the Volume of a Cube



How to Calculate the Case Cube of a Box

In the wholesale purchasing and shipping industry, a “case cube” is a measurement denoting how much space a case of any given item will take up in your warehouse. The case cube may be measured in cubic feet or cubic meters. If you know the dimensions of a case, you can easily find the case cube in order to plan out how to organize your warehouse!

Steps

  1. Measure the length, width and height of a single unit in either inches or meters.
    • Whichever unit of measurement you use, measure all dimensions in the same unit of measurement.
    • You could also measure the unit in centimeters, but converting centimeters cubed to meters cubed (the final measurement) can be very cumbersome. Instead, divide the centimeter measurements by 100 to convert them to meters before you move on.
    • The word "unit" refers to whatever quantity the item is being sold/packaged in. So a single bottle, box or bag would be a unit. But if the item in question is being sold as a 3-pack of bottles, you'd have to measure all 3 bottles, as they're packaged together, to get the dimensions for calculating the case cube.
  2. Multiply the length, width and height of the unit together.
  3. Divide the result by 1728 if your measurements were in inches.The resulting number is the case cube in feet cubed. If your measurements were in meters, no division is necessary; your result is the case cube in meters cubed.
  4. Finished.

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  • Question
    My tutor did not explain why I had to divide by 1724 to arrive at the answer. How can I understand this problem?
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    Community Answer
    You need to divide by 1728, not 1724. A cubic foot is a cube with sides 12" (1 foot) long. In inches, the volume is 12" x 12" x 12", or 1728".
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I calculate the volume of a sphere?
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    Community Answer
    This is the formula: V=4/3 πr3. (Four divided by three, multiplied by pi, multiplied by radius cubed.)
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  • Question
    For an 82x36x22 wooden case, what are the cubic feet?
    Top Answerer
    Multiply the three dimensions together. If they are in inches, you'll get cubic inches. To find cubic feet, divide by 1,728.
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  • Question
    Why do you divide by 1728?
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    Community Answer
    1728 is the conversion of one cubic foot to inches. 12" x 12 "x 12" = 1728" cubed Dividing by 1728 converts your measurement from cubic inches to cubic feet.
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  • Question
    How do I calculate volume of cubes?
    Top Answerer
    Cube the length of an edge.
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  • Question
    How do I calculate the cubic feet for a triangular tube box? Say it is 48.125" in length, with 7.25" for the tube sides.
    Top Answerer
    The volume is the length of the tube multiplied by the area of the triangle.
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  • Question
    If I measure 13" x 6" x 13" and divide by 1728 I get 0.58 cubic feet, how can I figure out how many gallons of water this will hold?
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    Community Answer
    One cubic foot holds 7.48 U.S. liquid gallons. Therefore, 0.58 cubic foot holds 4.39 gallons.
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  • Question
    How do I calculate the cubic footage of a wooden pallet?
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    Community Answer
    Calculate it just as you would any other volume. Measure the length, width, and height of the pallet, and multiply those dimensions together. (The height will be small.) Whatever sits on the pallet will have a volume of its own.
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  • Question
    How do I calculate volume for a package with dimensions in cm for airfreight in order to get the chargeable weight?
    Top Answerer
    To find the volume, multiply length by width by height. To find the weight, multiply the volume by how much the contents weigh per unit of volume.
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  • Question
    Why do I divide from 1728?
    Top Answerer
    Because there are 1,728 cubic inches in each cubic foot.
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Unanswered Questions
  • How do I calculate weight class if I have one product that is packaged into two boxes?
  • When I calculate case cube, do I use actual measurements or round off to the nearest inch?
  • How do I calculate height times volume times circumference?
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  • Other information usually included on a wholesale pricing/specs sheet is: unit weight and case weight, case dimensions, unit dimensions or volume, and case pack, or how many units are included per case.
  • If the company or distributor you're purchasing from deals in international sales, the spec sheet will probably include the case cube, dimensions, weight and other specifications in both metric and Imperial measurements (cubic meters and kilograms, feet cubed and pounds, respectively).
  • Knowing the case cube for a given product is most useful if you're warehousing cases, instead of opening the cases and storing or stocking units individually. But it's also of use when you're calculating shipping costs, or the amount of room a certain number of cases take into a given shipping container.
  • All additional padding or other necessary packing/shipping materials must also be taken into consideration.
  • Most wholesalers offer discounts when you purchase by the case. But that won't do you any good if you don't have room to store the product because of its size, or if you incur extra shipping costs because of the actual room the whole case takes in the shipping container.

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