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volumetric weight calculator - step by step calculation, formula & solved example problem to find the volumetric or dimensional weight or occupied volume for the given input values of length, width & height of a consignment or shipment in commercial transportation. Generally, in commercial freighting service there are two types of weight are calculated to determine the shipment price of the consignments. Of these two, one is an actual weight and another one is volumetric weight or occupied volume. When calculating the shipment price, the actual weight and volumetric or dimensional weight comparison will be performed to decide which one is higher. From the comparison the higher weight will be taken in to consideration to fix the shipping charge of the consignment to be transported.

In this volumetric weight calculator, the calculation can be performed in two units; one in centimeters and another one in inches. Select the option from the unit's drop down and enter the values of length, width and height of the shipment; and click on the calculate button provides the volumetric weight in the preferred unit.

The following mathematical formula is used in this this calculator to find the dimensional weight of a consignment for the given input value of length l, width w & height h.

The formula to calculate the consignment dimensional weight based on centi-meters

The formula to calculate the consignment volumetric weight based on inches

The below solved example problem may be useful to understand how the values are being used in the mathematical formulas to find the occupied volume or dimensional weight of a consigment.

**Example Problem 1:**

Find the volumetric weight of a consignment having the length l = 25 cm width w = 12 cm & height h = 7 cm?

**Solution :**

The given values

length l = 25 cm

width w = 12 cm

height h = 7 cm

**Step by step calculation**

formula to find dimensional weight = l b h/5000

= (length x width x height)/5000

substitute the values

= 25 x 12 x 7/5000

= **0.42 kg**

**Example Problem 2:**

Find the volumetric weight of a consignment having the length l = 25 in width w = 12 in & height h = 7 in?

**Solution :**

The given values

length l = 25 in

width w = 12 in

height h = 7 in

**Step by step calculation**

formula to find dimensional weight = l b h/305

= (length x width x height)/305

substitute the values

= 25 x 12 x 7/305

= **6.88 kg**

In the field of *area & volume calculations*, sometimes, it's important to find the volumetric weight of the shipping consignments. When it comes to online to perform & verify such calculations quickly, this dimensional weight calculator may be useful to perform & check your answers.

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