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GENERATE WORK

GENERATE WORK

**Input Data : **

Length = 5 in

**Objective : **

Find the volume of the cube.

**Formula :**

Volume = a^{3}

**Solution :**

Volume = 5^{3}

Volume = 125 in³

** Cube volume and surface area calculator** uses side length of a cube, and calculates the surface area and volume of the cube. It is an online Geometry tool requires side length of a cube. Using this calculator, we will find the surface area and volume of the three-dimensional solid bounded by six square faces.

It is necessary to follow the next steps:

- Enter the side length of a cube in the box. The value must be positive real number or parameter. Note that the length of a segment is always positive;
- Press the
**"GENERATE WORK"**button to make the computation; - Cube surface area and volume calculator will give the surface area and volume of a cube.

The surface area, $S$, of a cube is determined by the following formula

$$S = 6\times a\times a=6\times a^2$$

where $a$ is the length of the side of the cube.The volume, $V$, of a cube is determined by the following formula

$$V =\mbox{length}\times\mbox{width}\times\mbox{height}= a\times a\times a=a^3$$

where $a$ is the length of the side of the cube.
A polyhedron is a three-dimensional geometric object bounded by polygons. These polygons are called its faces.A common side of two adjacent faces of the polyhedron is called an edge or side of the polyhedron. Three or more faces meet at common vertex which is called a vertex of the polyhedron. A polyhedron is a regular polyhedron if all of its faces are regular congruent polygons and all of the edges are congruent. There are five convex regular polyhedron, known as the Platonic solids: tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron.

Tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron

A prism is a polyhedron with two parallel congruent faces called bases. The other faces are parallelograms. Prisms are usually named by the shape of their bases. A regular prism is a prism with bases of regular polygons. A cube is an example of a regular prism. A cube has $6$ faces, $8$ vertices and $12$ edges and all faces of a cube are squares.$$S=S_1+S_2+S_3+S_4+S_5+S_6$$

Because all faces have equal areas, the surface area is
$$6\times a\times a=6\times a^2$$

$$V=a\times a\times a$$

The surface area of the cube is measured in units such as square centimeters $(cm^2)$, square meters $(m^2)$, square kilometers $(km^2)$, etc. The volume of a cube is measured in units such as cube centimeters $(cm^3)$, cube meters $(m^3)$, cube kilometers $(km^3)$ etc.

The cube volume and surface area work with steps shows the complete step-by-step calculation for finding the surface area and volume of the cube with the side length of $5\;in$ using the surface area and volume formulas. For any other value for the length of the side of a cube, just supply a positive real number and click on the GENERATE WORK button. The grade school students may use this cube volume and surface area calculator to generate the work, verify the results of the surface area and volume of the three-dimensional bodies or do their homework problems efficiently.

Calculating volume and surface area of cube is very important role in mathematics and real life. Ice-cubes, dice, Rubik cube, sugar cubes, gift boxes are some examples of a cube.
Many real-life situations can be modeled and analyzed by the surface area and volume of cube. For instance:

- If we want to wrap cube gift box, we should ensure enough wrapper for wrapping;
- If we want to make an aquarium, we should calculate the amount of glass required for making it;
- If we exclude the floor, the cost of painting walls of a cube-shaped room or cube-shaped house can be calculated using the surface area formula;
- If we want to construct a room, then we use the volume of the cube in embroidery designing or pattern designing surface area concept;
- The amount of water formed is equal to the volume of the ice cube, etc.

**Practice Problem 1:**

If a cube has a surface area of $864\; cm^2$, find its volume.

**Practice Problem 2:**

A cube aquarium is $\frac 27$ filled. When we add $16$ liters of water the aquarium is filled $\frac 23$. Find the volume of water that can be found in this aquarium

The cube calculator, formula, example calculation (work with steps), real world problems and practice problems would be very useful for grade school students (K-12 education) to understand the concept of volume & surface area of cube and prism. This concept can be of significance in geometry, to find the volume & surface area of cube and other bodies that can be obtained from two or more cubes. Learning this concept, a student will be able to apply real-life problem solving to analogous mathematical problem solving related to a cube.