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Afboy143

12-22-2002, 10:53 AM

How do i calculate volume that looks like this

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Because Im building a box for my s10 truck and i need to find out how to find the volume

Thanks

Curtis

Afboy143

12-22-2002, 10:54 AM

**** it messed up but i tryed to create a box that goes behind the seat of a bench in a truck

Savant

12-22-2002, 03:10 PM

Originally posted by Afboy143

How do i calculate volume that looks like this

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Because Im building a box for my s10 truck and i need to find out how to find the volume

Thanks

Curtis

Basically, you draw a line down from the shortest part straight to the base.. that gives you a rectangle (easy enough to calc volume there).. Then, you have a triangle left.. the formula for the volume is (I believe) 1/2 x base x height x width.. basically, it's 1/2 of the comprable rectangle you would if you took 2 triangles and flipped one over and put them together to make the rectangle.. make sense?

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Hope that helps..

nick3470

12-26-2002, 12:35 AM

you right on the formula for figuring the volume of the triangle

geonn

12-26-2002, 09:48 AM

ya take the top measurement and the bottom add them say 8 and 12 that be 20 divide by 2 so you get 10 then muliply that by height and width. after gettin that number divide by 1728 to get the volume in cubic feet