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b is for bredth, or width of the cuboid. l is for length, and h is for height

To find the volume of a cuboid multiply its length by its width by its height. We can write this as:

volume = l × w × h


A cereal box with a height of 30 cm, a length of 20 cm and a bredth of 8cm

The volume of this cereal packet is:

8 × 20 × 30 = 4800cm3


What is the volume of this tin?

Volume of a tin

The volume is 48cm3

Remember that volume = length × width × height, so in this example the volume is 4 × 2 × 6 = 48 cm3


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