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    How to calculate volume in a box like this...

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




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    Re: How to calculate volume in a box like this...

    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..




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




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    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




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