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cubic decimeters to cubic feet
cu dmcu ft
10 cu dm 0.3531 cu ft
20 cu dm 0.7063 cu ft
30 cu dm 1.0594 cu ft
40 cu dm 1.4126 cu ft
50 cu dm 1.7657 cu ft
60 cu dm 2.1189 cu ft
70 cu dm 2.472 cu ft
80 cu dm 2.8252 cu ft
90 cu dm 3.1783 cu ft
100 cu dm 3.5315 cu ft
110 cu dm 3.8846 cu ft
120 cu dm 4.2378 cu ft
130 cu dm 4.5909 cu ft
140 cu dm 4.9441 cu ft
150 cu dm 5.2972 cu ft
160 cu dm 5.6503 cu ft
170 cu dm 6.0035 cu ft
180 cu dm 6.3566 cu ft
190 cu dm 6.7098 cu ft
200 cu dm 7.0629 cu ft

How to convert

1 cubic decimeter (cu dm) = 0.035314667 cubic foot (cu ft). Cubic Decimeter (cu dm) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system. Cubic Foot (cu ft) is a unit of Volume used in Standard system.

Cubic Decimeters: A Unit of Volume

Cubic decimeters are a unit of volume that are used to measure the space occupied by a three-dimensional object or substance. They are also used to measure the capacity of containers, such as boxes, bottles, tanks, etc. They are different from cubic meters, which are a larger unit of volume. They are also different from liters, which are a unit of volume for liquids and gases. They are also different from barrel of oil equivalent (BOE), which is a unit of energy based on the approximate energy released by burning one barrel of crude oil.

Definition of Cubic Decimeters

A cubic decimeter is equal to the volume of a cube with sides of 1 decimeter (0.1 meter) in length. It is equivalent to 1000 cubic centimeters or 1 liter in the metric system.

History of Cubic Decimeters

The origin of the term cubic decimeter as a unit of measure is uncertain, but it may have derived from the Latin word cubus, which means cube, and the Greek word deka, which means ten. Cubic decimeters have been used since ancient times to measure the volume of various objects and substances. The size and shape of cubic decimeters varied depending on the type and quantity of the objects and substances, the availability of materials, and the customs of different regions and countries.

The use of cubic decimeters as a unit of measure dates back to the ancient times, when the decimal system of measurement was established. The standard size of these cubic decimeters was based on the meter, which was originally defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole. The cubic decimeter was convenient for measuring and dividing smaller amounts of volume.

The use of cubic decimeters as a unit of measure continued until the 20th century, when the metric system of measurement was adopted in most countries. The cubic decimeter was gradually replaced by units such as liters, milliliters, etc. However, some countries and regions still use cubic decimeters for certain types of volume, especially in science and engineering.

How to Convert Cubic Decimeters

To convert cubic decimeters to other units of volume, one can use the following formulas:

  • To convert cubic decimeters to liters: multiply by 1
  • To convert cubic decimeters to cubic meters: divide by 1000
  • To convert cubic decimeters to cubic inches: multiply by 61.024
  • To convert cubic decimeters to US fluid ounces: multiply by 33.814
  • To convert cubic decimeters to BOE: divide by 583

Where Cubic Decimeters are Used

Cubic decimeters are mainly used in some countries and regions that use the metric system or the SI system of measurement. They are often used for measuring the volume of solids, liquids and gases, such as water, oil, air, etc., and the capacity of containers, such as boxes, bottles, tanks, etc.

In some countries that use other systems of measurement, such as the imperial system or the US customary system, cubic decimeters are not commonly used or recognized. Instead, they use units such as gallons, quarts, pints, etc.

Example Conversions of Cubic Decimeters to Other Units

Here are some examples of converting cubic decimeters to other units of volume:

  • 1 cubic decimeter = 1 liter

  • 2 cubic decimeters = 0.002 cubic meters

  • 3 cubic decimeters = 183.072 cubic inches

  • 4 cubic decimeters = 135.256 US fluid ounces

  • 5 cubic decimeters = 0.0086 BOE

  • 1 liter = 1 cubic decimeter

  • 2 cubic meters = 2000 cubic decimeters

  • 3 cubic inches = 0.0491 cubic decimeters

  • 4 US fluid ounces = 0.1183 cubic decimeters

  • 5 BOE = 2915 cubic decimeters.

Cubic decimeters also can be marked as dm3.

Cubic Feet - A Unit of Volume

Definition of the Cubic Foot

A cubic foot (symbol ft3 or cu ft) is an imperial and US customary (non-metric) unit of volume, used in the United States and the United Kingdom. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of one foot (0.3048 meter) in length.

One cubic foot is equal to 1728 cubic inches, 0.037037 cubic yards, or 0.02831685 cubic meters.

History of the Cubic Foot

The cubic foot is derived from the foot, which is an ancient unit of length that was based on the length of a human foot. The foot was originally divided into 12 inches, and later into 16 digits or 4 palms. The foot was used in many different systems of measurement, such as the Roman, Egyptian, Greek, and English systems. The foot was standardized by King Henry I of England in the 12th century as the length of his own foot. The current definition of the foot, adopted in 1959, is based on the international yard, which is defined as 0.9144 meter.

The cubic foot was first used as a unit of volume for measuring wood in England in the 15th century. It was also used for measuring other materials and substances, such as stone, sand, coal, water, and air. The cubic foot was adopted as a standard unit of measure in the imperial system in 1824, along with other units such as the gallon, the bushel, and the barrel. The cubic foot was also used in the US customary system, which is similar but not identical to the imperial system. The cubic foot is still widely used today for various purposes, such as construction, engineering, commerce, and everyday life.

How to Convert Cubic Feet

To convert cubic feet to other units of volume, you need to multiply or divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

  • To convert cubic feet to cubic inches, multiply by 1728.
    • Example: 2 ft3 × 1728 = 3456 in3
  • To convert cubic feet to cubic yards, multiply by 0.037037.
    • Example: 2 ft3 × 0.037037 = 0.074074 yd3
  • To convert cubic feet to cubic meters, multiply by 0.02831685.
    • Example: 2 ft3 × 0.02831685 = 0.0566337 m3
  • To convert cubic feet to liters, multiply by 28.3168466.
    • Example: 2 ft3 × 28.3168466 = 56.6336932 L
  • To convert cubic feet to gallons (US liquid), multiply by 7.48051948.
    • Example: 2 ft3 × 7.48051948 = 14.96103896 gal
  • To convert cubic feet to bushels (US), multiply by 0.803563954.
    • Example: 2 ft3 × 0.803563954 = 1.607127908 bu

To convert other units of volume to cubic feet, you need to divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

  • To convert cubic inches to cubic feet, divide by 1728.
    • Example: 3456 in3 ÷ 1728 = 2 ft3
  • To convert cubic yards to cubic feet, divide by 0.037037.
    • Example: 0.074074 yd3 ÷ 0.037037 = 2 ft3
  • To convert cubic meters to cubic feet, divide by 0.02831685.
    • Example: 0.0566337 m3 ÷ 0.02831685 = 2 ft3
  • To convert liters to cubic feet, divide by 28.3168466.
    • Example: 56.6336932 L ÷ 28.3168466 = 2 ft3
  • To convert gallons (US liquid) to cubic feet, divide by 7.48051948.
    • Example: 14.96103896 gal ÷ 7.48051948 = 2 ft3
  • To convert bushels (US) to cubic feet, divide by 0.803563954.
    • Example: 1.607127908 bu ÷ 0.803563954 = 2 ft3

Where Cubic Feet are Used

Cubic feet are used for measuring various materials and substances in different countries and applications.

Some examples are:

  • In the United States and the United Kingdom, cubic feet are used for measuring the volume of rooms, buildings, refrigerators, freezers, ovens, microwaves, and other spaces and appliances.
  • In the United States, cubic feet are used for measuring the flow or discharge of rivers, streams, and canals, as well as the water supply and consumption of households and industries.
  • In the United States and Canada, cubic feet are used for measuring the volume of natural gas, propane, and wood, as well as the energy content and price of these fuels.
  • In the United States and the United Kingdom, cubic feet are used for measuring the cargo capacity of trucks, vans, trailers, containers, ships, and aircraft.
  • In the United States and the United Kingdom, cubic feet are used for measuring the storage capacity and actual storage volume of storage dams, reservoirs, tanks, silos, and bins.

Example Conversions of Cubic Feet to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of cubic feet to other units of volume:

  • 1 ft3 = 1728 in3
  • 1 ft3 = 0.037037 yd3
  • 1 ft3 = 0.02831685 m3
  • 1 ft3 = 28.3168466 L
  • 1 ft3 = 7.48051948 gal
  • 1 ft3 = 0.803563954 bu
  • 1 ft3 = 0.178107607 bbl
Cubic feet also can be marked as ft3.



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