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How many CUBIC meters are in a floor that is 4 inches thick 288 inches wide by 384 inches long?


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February 14, 2008 10:45PM

The floor is 4 times 288 times 384 cubic inches, or 442,368 cubic inches. 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters. Thus, 1 cubic inch = 2.54 times 2.54 times 2.54 cubic centimeters, or 16.387064 cubic centimeters. So 442,368 cubic inches is 7,249,112.727552 cubic centimeters. Each cubic centimeter is 0.000001 cubic meters (1,000,000 cubic centimeters = 1 cubic meter). So the floor is 7.249112727552 cubic meters. You can essentially call this 7.25 cubic meters. You can also determine from this that a cubic inch is 0.0000016387064 cubic meters, which can be used as a shortcut.