# How does 3 cubed equal 27?

3 cubed means 3x3x3. To start, 3x3=9. Then, 9x3=27. That's all there is to it.

### Is 3 feet cubed 27 cubic feet?

3 cubed means "3 to the power of 3" Which also means "3 x 3 x 3" Which is "27 cubic feet" Yes * * * * * On a pedantic note, 3 feet cubed is "3 feet" to the power 3 = 3 feet * 3 feet * 3 feet = 27 cubic feet or 27*ft3. It is important that the measurement units are also raised to the appropriate power.