FunTrivia Homepage New Questions Unanswered Post a Question Goto Qn # Archives

# What is the formula for working out the volume of a suitcase and why is this always given in litres?

Question #17741. Asked by bilbak29. (Mar 29 02 9:21 AM)

fatchance

It depends on the shape of your suitcase!!!

If it is a standard rectangular shapr then just multiply the lenght by the breadth by the height.

I have never seen a size in litres - answer should based on the measurements used. Can only think that some bright spark thought it was easier to compare sizes - divide by 4.5 to get a rough equivalent in gallons.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

'The wages of sin is death' (Romans 6:23) BUT THE HOURS ARE GREAT!!

 Mar 29 02, 11:07 AM
Jeeves

As Fatchance said multiply the height by the breadth by the depth. Measuring the internal dimensions in centimetres and dividing the answer by 1000 will give the capacity in litres. For other than rectangular shapes either advanced maths or a practical method will be required.

Litres are used because they are the international unit of volume used in all major countries, with the exception of the USA.

 Mar 29 02, 11:15 AM
Tabby Tom

A litre is (for all practical purposes) a cubic decimetre. If you need to convert litres into Anglo-Saxon measures, a litre is just over 61 cubic inches, and there are about 28.3 litres to a cubic foot.

 Mar 29 02, 12:55 PM

### Other Similar Questions & Answers

 How many litres of blood is present in our body (5.5 litres, 6 litres) ?

### Suggested Related FunTrivia Quizzes - 90,000 currently online

1 'Working'
 The TV show 'Working'.
W Very Difficult
10 Q
equinom
Apr 06 00
459 plays
2 1980s Formula 1 [1]
 This quiz is for the 80s F1 fanatic. The fabulous eighties, enjoy! Please, play without help of a book, this will be a real test for the experts!
F1 GP 1980s Tough
10 Q
petronas-alesi
Jan 24 04
351 plays
3 1980s Formula 1 [2]
 Enjoy this 80s Formula-1 quiz. Please, try without help of a book.
F1 GP 1980s Tough
10 Q
petronas-alesi
Mar 05 04
330 plays

"Ask FunTrivia" is for entertainment purposes only, and answers offered are unverified and unchecked by FunTrivia. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or veracity of ANY statement posted. Feel free to post an updated response if you feel that an answer is inadequate or incorrect. Please thoroughly research items where accuracy is important to you using multiple reliable sources. By accessing our website, you agree to be bound by our terms of service.