Conversions of Area and Volume

Converting area and volume measurements are relatively simple calculations. Before you begin make sure you are familiar with basic metric units of measurement, you can find this information here

Conversions for Area

When converting measurements of area remember that area is a 2 dimensional measurement so is always calculated in square units e.g. cm2. You are therefore not calculating a unit of length e.g. cm.

To calculate the area of 1m2 in cm you should first remember that this means 1m x 1m.

Then convert 1m to 100cm, so the equation becomes 100cm x 100cm = 10,000cm2.

The video below explains how to covert units into area. 

Conversions for Volume

Converting volume is done in exactly the same way as converting area. The only major difference you need to remember is that volume is a 3 dimensional measurement, so we use cube units cm3.

To calculate the area of 1m3 in cm3 the equations is therefore 100cm x 100cm x 100cm = 1,000,000cm3.

The video below explains how to convert units into volume.

For more information about area and shapes visit our Geometry and measures section.


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