### What is a Cube?

Before we discuss how to calculate the volume of a cube, let us define what a it is. A cube is a three dimensional solid object that has six identical square faces joined along their identical sides.

Volume is a measure of how much space an object takes up and is measured in cubic units.

### Properties of a Cube.

- It has all its faces or sides in a square shape, they have equal dimensions.
- The plane angles of the cube are the right angle.
- Each of the faces meets the other four faces.
- Each of the vertices meets the three faces and three edges.
- The edges opposite to each other are parallel.

### Formula to Calculate Volume of a Cube.

**Example 1:**

The length of one of the sides of an ice cube is 2cm. Calculate the volume of the ice block.

Therefore, the volume of the ice cube is 8cmÂ³ .

**Example 2:**

Suppose you have a box whose all faces are equal and you are asked to find its volume if the length of the side is 30cm.

**Volume = Side x Side x Side**

**= 30 x 30 x 30**

Therefore, the volume of the box is 2,700 cm^{3}.