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# How do you convert pounds to cubic feet?

###### Wiki User

###### 2014-01-14 22:06:41

**ANSWER** You can't to do that. Cubic foot is the

measurement unit of volume and a pound is the measurement unit of

weight. For the correct convertion of that kind you must to know

the density of a target material (water, iron, sand, wood and so

on) **V = W / D** V - volume W - weight D - density

please convert 20 pounds into cubic feet.

This question cannot be answered sensibly. A cubic foot metre is

a measure of volume, with dimensions [L3]. A pound is a measure of

mass, with dimensions [M]. The two measure different things and

basic dimensional analysis teaches that you cannot convert between

measures with different dimensions such as these without additional

information.