Cubic centimeters are the common volume units that measure the space occupied by a liquid, a solid, or space inside a container. It corresponds to the small cube’s amount of space that measures 1 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm.

A cubic centimeter is a very small measurement unit, even smaller than a teaspoon! Objects with a volume of 1 cubic centimeter include a pea, a chocolate chip, and the eraser on the end of a pencil.

There are other units that volume can be measured in, which include cubic millimeters (mm³) and cubic meters (m³). A liter is equivalent to 1000 cm³, and 1 milliliter equals 1 cm³.

How to Work out Volume with Cubic Centimetres

If a container were filled with water with a length of 20 cm, a height of 5 cm, and a depth of 4 cm, you would need to multiply all three numbers to work out the volume of water.

20 cm x 5 cm x 4 cm = 400 cm³.

It means that the amount of space the container takes is 400 cm³.

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