**Obtain a cubic meter measurement by calculating the volume of an object using length x width x height.** The volume of a cube that’s 1 meter long, 1 meter wide and 1 meter high is demonstrated in the equation: 1m x 1m x 1m = 1 cubic meter.

Cubic meters can be used to define the volume of other three-dimensional figures such as cones, cylinders and spheres. The volume of a sphere is given by base x height (pi x radius squared x height) and that of a cone by 1/3 x base x height (1/3 pi x radius squared x height). Pi is approximately equal to 3.14 or 22/7.