# Help finding cubic feet...

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Okay, I am just not in thinking mode. I need to determine cubic feet and how to set up an algebra problem to figure this out.

I need something that is 16 cubic feet.

The item is going to be 48 inches long and 18 inches wide. What I now need to know is how high I need the item to be to encompass 16 cubic feet.

Can someone refresh me on how to set up a problem such as this?

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I'm desperate (and apparently an idiot).

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Well, you have to convert the inches to feet (so 4 ft and 1.5 ft). Then volume is LXWXH, so you have 4 X 1.5 X unknown = 16.

Does that help?

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Stepping out on a limb here...

I would multiply the length times the width times the height and make it all equal to 16.

Soooo.....4 feet X 1.5 feet X Z = 16 cubic feet

Divide 16 by 4 and 1.5

Z = 2.666666666 feet

I hope that is right and helpful. Otherwise, I'm gonna be embarassed. :tongue_smilie:

I appreciate it!

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