- Singletrack mathematicians – help please
Hang on, I think see the confusion in the OP. The cm in “8 cm3” is supposed to mean Cubic Metres rather than centimetres, isn’t it.
8 cubic metres and 8 metres cubed are different things. 8 cubic metres (8m³) is 2m x 2m x 2m; 8 metres cubed is 8 x 8 x 8.
So if you’ve got boxes 1 x 0.5 x 0.5 metres in a space 2 x 2 x 2 (assuming a cube, I doubt it matters in practice), they’d fit two end-to-end, four deep and four tall, for 32 as the others have said.
it doesnt sound like a lot of space
Indeed. By comparison, a short wheelbase Transit’s cargo bay is about 10m³.
Relocating overseas maybe?Posted 5 days agoavdave2Member
If you have 8 cubic meters of stuff and 32 boxes with a total capacity of 8 cubic meters then every box will have to be completely full with no spare space to fit everything in. And is that the external dimensions of the boxes as that won’t tell you what they’ll hold.
Simple solution is the single matchbox and burn the lot.Posted 5 days ago
Pay a company to scan the files and put all the data in the cloud!
I didn’t realise people still had files, I’ve heard of shipping container going overboard – I wouldn’t be trusting them to get here safely if they are important to you.
I don’t think clouds are any drier than the sea to be honest and I don’t fancy trying to recognise a particular cloud after its travelled half way round the world either.Posted 5 days agomakecoldplayhistoryMember
Yes, cubic metres. Some of the people I’ve been dealing with say M3, some say CBM (cubic metres) … Confusing.
@perchy – nearly. I’m a qualified teacher (not maths) now. Moving from Phuket to Riyadh.
8 cubic metres is only toys, clothing, little bit of kitchen wares, some assorted crap and 2 bikes. No furniture or other bulky stuff.
Having made up 4 100x50x50cm boxes and stacked them, it seems like a lot.
We’re moving in to a fully furnished place – even down to towels and linens – so can travel light.
Stay tuned for my ‘what fatbike for the desert’ thread 🙂Posted 5 days ago
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