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Volume: Cubes and Cuboids

# Volume: Cubes and Cuboids

### Volume: Cubes and Cuboids

Volume is the 3D capacity for a shape, and we can find this for prisms using a specific formula.

Volume is the capacity of a 3D object. There are different formulae for the volume of different shapes. This lesson will focus on prisms.

We've seen how to calculate the **area**, which is the space enclosed by a 2D shape. The 2D imprint of a shape is called a **cross-section** of a 3D shape.

A **prism** is a 3D shape that has uniform thickness such as a cuboid or a cylinder.

The units for volume are **cubed**. Volume operates in 3 dimensions, so we account for each dimension with an extra power.

If the dimensions are given in feet, what are the units of volume?