# How big is 3 cubic foot?

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**1****How big is 3 cubic foot?**

in real terms?

Like - is it shoebox size or beer carton size?

Having a nightmare trying to work out how much cubic foot of stuff we have got to ship for quotes!!

Like - is it shoebox size or beer carton size?

Having a nightmare trying to work out how much cubic foot of stuff we have got to ship for quotes!!

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**Re: How big is 3 cubic foot?**

*Originally posted by Pollster*

in real terms?

Like - is it shoebox size or beer carton size?

Having a nightmare trying to work out how much cubic foot of stuff we have got to ship for quotes!!

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Did you work that out? Or just something you know?

A box with all sides measuring 20.7ish ins would just fit our TV nicely.

3 cu ft seems a funny volume to quote - sure they didn't say a 3 foot cube?

A box with all sides measuring 20.7ish ins would just fit our TV nicely.

3 cu ft seems a funny volume to quote - sure they didn't say a 3 foot cube?

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Its a simple calculation: The formula for volume is LxWxD

so a box that is 2 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet would have a volume of 8 cubic feet (2x2x2).

A 3 cubic feet box would therefore be any combination of measurements that equal 3. The box could be 18inches by 24inches by 12inches (1.5x2x1=3)

Good luck !!

so a box that is 2 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet would have a volume of 8 cubic feet (2x2x2).

A 3 cubic feet box would therefore be any combination of measurements that equal 3. The box could be 18inches by 24inches by 12inches (1.5x2x1=3)

Good luck !!

*Last edited by Luke I Amyofath; Jan 8th 2004 at 8:25 pm.*

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*Originally posted by Luke I Amyofath*

Its a simple calculation: The formula for volume is LxWxD

so a box that is 2 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet would have a volume of 8 cubic feet (2x2x2).

A 3 cubic feet box would therefore be any combination of measurements that equal 3. The box could be 18inches by 24inches by 12inches (1.5x2x1=3)

Good luck !!

*Last edited by Luke I Amyofath; Jan 8th 2004 at 8:24 pm.*

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Whoops! 3 cu ft isn't a 20.7 ins box. It's a box just less than 16x16x16ins.

BTW 1.5x1.5.x1 ft is only 2.25 cu ft.

Pedantic , moi?

BTW 1.5x1.5.x1 ft is only 2.25 cu ft.

Pedantic , moi?

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*Originally posted by lesleys*

Whoops! 3 cu ft isn't a 20.7 ins box. It's a box just less than 16x16x16ins.

BTW 1.5x1.5.x1 ft is only 2.25 cu ft.

Pedantic , moi?

so the box would be 18x24x12 which is 5184 cubic inches, then 5184 divided by 1728 equals 3 cubic feet !!

A bit early in the morn for math though !!