Now
that you've got my "room" made, you need to fill it with the
stuff I love and need. The first thing I need is bedding.
To figure
out how much I need, you need to know the volume of my bin in cubic feet.
This
is how you're going to measure the cubic feet of bin space. First, measure
the depth, width and length of my bin in inches. Then multiply the depth
by width by length to get the cubic inches in my bin.
For example,
let's say the
bin is 8 inches deep, 24
inches wide and 24 inches long. That's
4,608 cubic inches. You got this answer by
multiplying depth (8 inches) by width (24 inches) by length (24 inches).
Now we
need to convert it to find out how many cubic feet are in my box. A cubic
foot is 1 foot deep by 1 foot wide by 1 foot long. There are 12 inches
in a foot.
So take
12 inches x 12 inches x 12 inches to get
1,728 cubic inches in a cubic foot.
So how
many cubic feet are in a bin that is 4,608 cubic inches? Divide the cubic
inches in the bin by the cubic inches in a cubic foot to get the answer.
4,608
÷ 1,728 = 2.67 cubic feet
Let's
try a few more problems . . .
