# Cubic Feet to Cubic Meters Converter

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## Conversion Table

 cubic feet to cubic meters cu ft cu m 10 cu ft 0.2832 cu m 20 cu ft 0.5663 cu m 30 cu ft 0.8495 cu m 40 cu ft 1.1327 cu m 50 cu ft 1.4158 cu m 60 cu ft 1.699 cu m 70 cu ft 1.9822 cu m 80 cu ft 2.2653 cu m 90 cu ft 2.5485 cu m 100 cu ft 2.8317 cu m 110 cu ft 3.1149 cu m 120 cu ft 3.398 cu m 130 cu ft 3.6812 cu m 140 cu ft 3.9644 cu m 150 cu ft 4.2475 cu m 160 cu ft 4.5307 cu m 170 cu ft 4.8139 cu m 180 cu ft 5.097 cu m 190 cu ft 5.3802 cu m 200 cu ft 5.6634 cu m

## How to convert

1 cubic foot (cu ft) = 0.028316847 cubic meter (cu m). Cubic Foot (cu ft) is a unit of Volume used in Standard system. Cubic Meter (cu m) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system.

## 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.

## Definition of the Cubic Meter

A cubic meter (symbol m3 or meter cube) is a unit of volume that is used in the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of 1 meter (3 feet, 36 inches, or 0.9144 meters) in length.

One cubic meter is equal to 1000 liters, 35.3 cubic feet, or 1.3 cubic yards.

## History of the Cubic Meter

The cubic meter is derived from the meter, which is the base unit of length in the SI system. The meter was originally defined in 1793 as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole along a meridian through Paris. The meter was later redefined several times based on different physical standards, such as a platinum-iridium bar and a wavelength of light. The current definition of the meter, adopted in 1983, is based on the speed of light in vacuum

The cubic meter was first used as a unit of volume for measuring water supply in France in the late 18th century. It was also used for measuring gas, wood, and other substances. The cubic meter was adopted as a standard unit of measure in the SI system in 1960. It is still widely used today for various purposes, such as science, engineering, commerce, and everyday life.

## How to Convert Cubic Meters

To convert cubic meters 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 meters to liters, multiply by 1000.
• Example: 2 m3 x 1000 = 2000 L
• To convert cubic meters to cubic feet, multiply by 35.3.
• Example: 2 m3 x 35.3 = 70.6 ft3
• To convert cubic meters to cubic yards, multiply by 1.3.
• Example: 2 m3 x 1.3 = 2.6 yd3
• To convert cubic meters to gallons (US liquid), multiply by 264.
• Example: 2 m3 x 264 = 528 gal
• To convert cubic meters to bushels (US), multiply by 28.4.
• Example: 2 m3 x 28.4 = 56.8 bu
• To convert cubic meters to barrels (oil), multiply by 6.29.
• Example: 2 m3 x 6.29 = 12.58 bbl

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

• To convert liters to cubic meters, divide by 1000.
• Example: 2000 L / 1000 = 2 m3
• To convert cubic feet to cubic meters, divide by 35.3.
• Example: 70.6 ft3 / 35.3 = 2 m3
• To convert cubic yards to cubic meters, divide by 1.3.
• Example: 2.6 yd3 / 1.3 = 2 m3
• To convert gallons (US liquid) to cubic meters, divide by 264.
• Example: 528 gal / 264 = 2 m3
• To convert bushels (US) to cubic meters, divide by 28.4.
• Example: 56.8 bu / 28.4 = 2 m3
• To convert barrels (oil) to cubic meters, divide by 6.29.
• Example: 12.58 bbl / 6.29 = 2 m3

## Where Cubic Meters are Used

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

Some examples are:

• In most countries that use the metric system, cubic meters are used for measuring water supply, gas consumption, wood volume, and other liquids and solids.
• In some countries that use the imperial system, such as the United Kingdom and Canada, cubic meters are used for measuring natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and electricity.
• In the European Union, cubic meters are used for measuring carbon dioxide emissions and energy consumption.
• In the aviation industry, cubic meters are used for measuring the cargo capacity of aircraft and air freight.
• In the shipping industry, cubic meters are used for measuring the volume of containers and cargo ships.

## Example Conversions of Cubic Meters to Other Units

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

• 1 m3 = 1000 L
• 1 m3 = 35.3 ft3
• 1 m3 = 1.3 yd3
• 1 m3 = 264 gal
• 1 m3 = 28.4 bu
• 1 m3 = 6.29 bbl
• 1 m3 = 0.001 km3
Cubic meters also can be marked as m3.

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