What is the volume of a rectangular prism with a length of 5.6 cm, a width of 2.1 cm, and a height of 6.6 cm?
To determine the volume of a rectangular prism you multiply the length by the height by the width. In this case, since we have all three dimensions, we can simply multiply 5.6cm * 2.1cm * 6.6cm which would be 78 cubic centimeters (this can be written as 78cm^3). Interestingly enough, the metric system also makes it easy to determine how much liquid would fit in that rectangular prism, 78cm^3 can hold 78mL of fluids.
Updated on Monday, February 06 2012 at 11:52AM EST