ANSWER: cubic foot

VOLUME OF RECTANGULAR SOLID

(1) The number of cubic units a solid will hold is called the

____________________.

A solid like the one shown here is called a rectangular solid. A rectangular

solid always has six sides and each side is a rectangle.

Your footlocker and wall locker are good examples of a rectangular solid.

When you look at a box, you say it has length, width, and height.

To find out how much a box will hold, you must multiply length x width x height.

The formula, then, for finding the volume of a rectangular solid is

Volume = Length x Width x Height

V = L x W x H

(2) If a footlocker is 3 feet long, 2 feet wide, and 1 foot high, what is its

volume? _______________________

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