In this course you will review the volume of only the last three shown on the
previous page the cube, the rectangular solid, and the cylinder.
To be able to measure volume, you need a standard unit of volume, just as you
need a unit of length for measuring length and a unit of area for measuring the
size of a surface.
A common unit of volume is the cubic inch.
A solid like the one shown on the right has a
volume of one cubic inch. This solid has six
sides, each side is a square, and each edge is
1 inch long.
Other standard units of volume that you will be using are the cubic foot and the
If you had a block of wood 1 foot long, 1 foot wide, and 1 foot high, you would
have one ____________ foot.