Cubic Meter

A cubic meter is equal to 1000 liter (one thousand liter). It is represented by the symbol m3 or meter cube. Cubic meter is an SI unit of volume, when a cube has length equal to 1 meter. Since a cube has all its sides equal, therefore the volume of cube is equal to:

V = length x breadth x width

V = 1m x 1m x 1m

V = 1 m3 or 1 cubic meter

How to Calculate Cubic Meter Volume?

Cubic meter is the SI (International System of Units) of Volume. As we all know, for any solids, the volume of its shape is measured. So, for all the three-dimensional shapes, the volume is measured in cubic meters or cubic centimeters, depending on the unit of dimensions.

If the dimensions of a cube or cuboid is in meters, then the volume of the cube or cuboid will be measured in cubic meters. Let us see examples here.

Examples

Example 1: If the length of edges of the cube is equal to 3 m. Then the volume of cube will be:

Volume of cube = Edge3 = 33 = 27 meter cube

Example 2: If the length, breadth and height of cuboid 2m, 3m and 5m. Then the volume of cuboid is:

V = Length x Breadth x Height

V = 2m x 3m x 5m

V = 30 m3

Conversion of Cubic Meter

We can convert cubic meters into other different units, such as cubic centimeters, cubic feet, cubic yards, etc. We will see here the conversion of cubic meters to other units.

Read more: Conversion of Units

Cubic Meter to Cubic Centimeter

One cubic meter is equal to 1000000 cubic centimeters.

How?

We know, 1 meter is equal to 1000 centimeters.

Therefore, 1 cubic meter will be equal to 1000 times of 1000 centimeters.

Hence,

1 cubic meter = 1000 x 1000 centimeters

1 cu.m. = 1000000 cm

Cubic Meter to Square Meter

As we know, a cubic meter is a unit of volume whereas a square meter is a unit of area. We get cubic meters when we multiply length x breadth x thickness and square meter on multiplication of length x breadth. Therefore, to convert cubic meter to square meter, we need to divide the volume by thickness.

One cubic meter is equal to one square meter.

Other measurements are given in the below table:

Cubic Meter (m3)

Square Meter (m2)

1

1

2

1.5874

3

2.0801

4

2.5198

5

2.924

6

3.3019

7

3.6593

8

4

9

4.3267

10

4.6416

Cubic Meter to Meter

Cubic meter = m3

Meter = m

Therefore, we need to divide the volume by width and height in meters to convert meter cube to meter. The conversion table is given below:

Cubic Meter

Meter

1

1

2

1.2599

3

1.4422

4

1.5874

5

1.71

6

1.8171

7

1.9129

8

2

9

2.0801

10

2.1544

Cubic Meter to Cubic Feet

One cubic meter is equal to 35.3147 cubic feet.

Since, 1 meter = 3.2808399 feet

Therefore, 1 meter cube = 1 m x 1m x 1m

1 cu.m = 3.2808399 x 3.2808399 x 3.2808399

1 cu.m = 35.31466688252347 cube feet

Some of the converted values are given below:

  • 1 m³ = 35.31 ft³
  • 2 m³ = 70.63 ft³
  • 3 m³ = 105.94 ft³
  • 4 m³ = 141.26 ft³
  • 5 m³ = 176.57 ft³

In the same way, you can convert any cubic meter value into equivalent cubic feet by multiplying it with 35.3147.

Cubic Meter to Cubic Yards

One meter cube is equal to 1.31 cubic yards.

Cubic Meter (m3)

Cubic Yards (yd3)

1

1.308

2

2.6159

3

3.9239

4

5.2318

5

6.5398

6

7.8477

7

9.1557

8

10.4636

9

11.7716

10

13.0795

Practice Questions

  1. How many cubic yards is 5 cubic meters?
  2. What is the value of 20 cubic meter in cubic feet?
  3. How to convert 15 cubic meters into centimeter cubes?
  4. How to calculate the volume of a cube in cubic meters, if the value of its edges equal to 5cm?

Frequently Asked Questions on Cubic Meter

What is a cubic meter?

A cubic meter is a volume of cube with edge length equal to 1 meter. It is an SI unit.

How many meters are there in cubic meters?

One cubic meter = 1 meter x 1 meter x 1 meter

How to convert cubic centimeters into one cubic meter?

To convert 1 cubic cm into cubic m, divide 1 cm3 by 1000000, i.e.,

1/1000000 (cm3) = 1 m3

How to convert cubic millimeters into cubic meters?

1 meter = 1000 centimeter = 1000,000 millimeter

Therefore, 1 mm = 1/1000,000,000 m

1 mm3 = 1/1000,000,000 m3

How many liters equals to 1 cubic meter?

One thousand liters equal to one cubic meter.

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