What does cm^2 & cm^3 mean?by xLuvux Tags: None 

#1
Jan1612, 04:41 PM

P: 9

I know cm^2 is centimeter squared & cm^3 is centimeter cubed, but what does it means?




#2
Jan1612, 05:04 PM

P: 300

the first one means a square and the other one means a cube (box).
1 cm^2 means 1 square and each side is 1 centimeter long. 1 cm^3 means 1 box and each side of the box is 1 centimeter long. For instance, if you make a square where each side is 5 cm, then you have a square that is 5cm^2. And 5^2 means 25, and that means you can fit 25 little 1cm^2 squares inside the big square that is 5cm^2. And if you have a cube (box) whre each side is 5 cm, then you have a cube that is 5 cm^3. And since 5^3 means 5x5x5 = 125, that means you can fit 125 little 1cm^3 cubes inside that bigger square that is 5cm^3. 



#3
Jan2212, 08:04 PM

P: 10

I think you mean box, not square...?



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