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## Cubic Metres

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Conversion Formulae

The conversion formula for cubic metres (cu m) to cubic yards (cu yd) conversions is as follows:

• 1 cubic metre = 1.30795062 cubic yards

The conversion formula for cubic yards (cu yd) to cubic metres (cu m) conversions is as follows:

• 1 cubic yard = 0.76455488 cubic metres
Cubic Metres

The cubic metre is the main metric unit of volume, being a derived unit of the metre.

SI Metric

### Definition

The cubic metre is the SI derived unit of volume. It is derived from the metre, the SI derived unit of length. It is the volume of a cube with edges one metre in length.

Metre

### Abbreviation

Formal: m3

The abbreviations cu m, cubic m and cu metres are sometimes seen.

### Information

The cubic metre is the standard unit of area in the SI metric system other units of volume in the SI system are generally based on the cubic metre with other SI standard prefixes. Note that as the unit is cubed, the factor for the prefix is triple the usual factor. i.e a centimetre is 10-2 metres thus a cubic centimetre is 10-6 cubic metres.

Wikipedia: Cubic Metre

BIPM: SI derived units

Wikipedia: SI derived unit

The cubic metre is in worldwide use in science and is in general use everywhere except the United States, Liberia and dependent territories. In other English speaking countries the use of cubic metres is not universal, with Imperial measurements still being used by some people.

### Conversion Formulae

• 1 cubic metre = 1,000,000,000 cubic millimetres
• 1 cubic metre = 1,000,000 cubic centimetres
• 1 cubic metre = 1,000 cubic decimetres
• 1 cubic metre = 1,000 litres
• 1 cubic metre = 0.001 cubic decametres
• 1 cubic metre = 0.000001 cubic hectometres
• 1 cubic metre = 0.000000001 cubic kilometres

• 1 cubic millimetre = 0.000000001 cubic metres
• 1 cubic centimetre = 0.000001 cubic metres
• 1 cubic decimetre = 0.001 cubic metres
• 1 litre = 0.001 cubic metres
• 1 cubic decametre = 1,000 cubic metres
• 1 cubic hectometre = 1,000,000 cubic metres
• 1 cubic kilometre = 1,000,000,000 cubic metres
Cubic Yards

The cubic yard is the volume enclosed by a cube with edges of length one yard.

### Unit System

Imperial & US Customary

### Definition

The cubic yard is defined as the volume enclosed by a cube with edges of length one yard.

Yard

### Abbreviation

Formal: There is no formal abbreviation for the cubic yard

The following abbreviations are common cu yd and yd3. Many other abbreviations are sometimes seen including cu yds, cu yard, cu yards, cu.yd., yds3, yd^3, yds^3, cubic yd and cubic yds.

### Information

The cubic yard is an Imperial and US Customary unit of area still in use in the United States. The cubic yard is derived from the yard, which in turn is now formally defined in terms of the metre.

Wikipedia: Cubic Yard

Cubic yards are a standard unit of volume in the United States and Liberia and are still occasionally used informally in the United Kingdom and other British Commonwealth countries that formerly used Imperial units as standard.

### Conversion Formulae

• 1 cubic yard = 46,656 cubic inches
• 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet

Conversions accurate to 9 decimal places.

• 1 cubic inch = 0.000021433 cubic yards
• 1 cubic foot = 0.037037037 cubic yards

Conversions accurate to 9 decimal places.

Common Values cu m to cu yd
 cu m cu yd 1 1.31 2 2.62 3 3.92 4 5.23 5 6.54 6 7.85 7 9.16 8 10.46 9 11.77 10 13.08
 cu m cu yd 10 13.08 20 26.16 30 39.24 40 52.32 50 65.40 60 78.48 70 91.56 80 104.64 90 117.72 100 130.80
 cu m cu yd 100 130.80 200 261.59 300 392.39 400 523.18 500 653.98 600 784.77 700 915.57 800 1,046.36 900 1,177.16 1,000 1,307.95
Common Values cu yd to cu m
 cu yd cu m 1 0.76 2 1.53 3 2.29 4 3.06 5 3.82 6 4.59 7 5.35 8 6.12 9 6.88 10 7.65
 cu yd cu m 10 7.65 20 15.29 30 22.94 40 30.58 50 38.23 60 45.87 70 53.52 80 61.16 90 68.81 100 76.46
 cu yd cu m 100 76.46 200 152.91 300 229.37 400 305.82 500 382.28 600 458.73 700 535.19 800 611.64 900 688.10 1,000 764.55