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Volume of a rectangular prism

Excel formula: Volume of a rectangular prism
Generic formula 
=l*w*h
Summary 

To calculate the volume of a rectangular prism, you can use Excel's multiplication operator (*) with measurements for length, width, and height. In the example shown, the formula in E5, copied down, is:

=B5*C5*D5

which calculates the volume of a rectangular prism, given the length in column B (l), the width in column C (w) and the height in column D (h). Units are indicated generically with "u", and the resulting volume is in units cubed (u3).

Explanation 

In geometry, the formula for calculating the volume of a rectangular prism is: 

=lwh

This formula can be represented in Excel with the multiplication operator (*) like this

=l*w*h

In the example shown, the formula in E5 is:

=B5*C5*D5 // returns 0.13

As the formula is copied down the column, it calculates a new volume in each row, using the length in column B (l), the width in column C (w) and the height in column D (h).

Author 
Dave Bruns

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