# How To Convert Centimeters To Cubic Feet

Whether you're in school, doing research, making home improvements or calculating any sort of dimensions, there may come a time when you need to convert centimeters to cubic feet. Bridge the gap between measurement systems with the conversion methodology explained here.

### Step 1

Learn what a centimeter measures, as opposed to cubic feet. There is no direct conversion from centimeters to cubic feet, because a centimeter measures length, while a cubic foot measures volume.

### Step 2

Convert centimeters to cubic centimeters. You cannot do so directly, for the same reason stated above: Centimeters measure length and cubic centimeters measure volume. However, if you are measuring the dimensions of an area or a piece of an object in centimeters, multiplying them can yield the volume. For example, for a box that has dimensions of 2 cm, 2 cm and 2 cm, the volume would be 2 x 2 x 2 = 8 cubic cm.

### Step 3

Convert cubic centimeters to cubic feet. A conversion table will show you that 1 cubic centimeter = 0.00003531466672 cubic feet. Therefore, in our example above, 8 cubic cm is equivalent to 0.002825173376 cubic feet.

### Step 4

Round off your numbers to the nearest decimal. Do a carry-over and convert the numbers from right to left. You should end up with 0.003 cubic feet after you carry over 1.

### Step 5

Use conversion calculators if you do not have conversion tables handy. Just punch in the numbers in cubic centimeters, then hit the "Enter" function for cubic-feet conversion.

### Things Needed

- Conversion calculator
- Conversion ruler
- Plain calculator
- Pencil
- Paper
- Tape measure

### TL;DR (Too Long; Didn't Read)

There are websites that publish metric or unit conversions. Check on the links in Resources to find out more.

## Warning

You may not be able to apply this type of conversion when measuring the volume of liquid and gas.

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