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louiseisla12 wrote:If I have a tank that is 450mm high, 500mm wide and 1250mm long, how do I find out how much liquid it will hold in litres. Cheers Louise

Anonymous wrote:louiseisla12 wrote:If I have a tank that is 450mm high, 500mm wide and 1250mm long, how do I find out how much liquid it will hold in litres. Cheers Louise
1 liter is 1 cubic decimeter, that is 100 mm x 100 mm x 100 mm. (I assume the shape is a rectangular solid).
Easiest way is to express the dimensions in decimeters first, 4.5 dm x 5 dm by 12.5 dm, result is 281.25 dm^3, or 281.25 L.
You could multiply the dimensions in millimeters, and convert after, but the numbers are smaller and can be done roughly in your head using the method above.
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