# How to calculate how many boards in the cube?

## Video instruction

Builders and other craftsmen often have to perform many tasks, for example, to make estimates or to calculate how much material will you need for a particular action. This all passed in math class can be very useful. But even experienced professionals are often unable to answer how many boards in a cube, brick or other material. How is it measured? What formulae should be used and how to do it quickly? Let’s try to understand this question.

## What tools are needed?

Before calculations it is necessary to prepare tools that can be used in the work. Usually this set is each specialist in the Arsenal. The work will be useful:

• Calculator (not required to take the device itself, such functionality is on any smartphone and is also nice).
• Caliper, tape measure or folding rule (it can be an ordinary ruler, if the length of items is known in advance).
• Notepad to record and handle (not to forget measurements and make calculations with higher precision).

Length of boards may be known in advance, for example, manufacturers often focus on the sizes of vehicles on which they are transported and offered in the range of only 4m and 6m More popular among buyers enjoy the first option, so as to transport enough of the truck with slight elongation of the body. The second option is transported only by train.

## The method of calculation

In order to answer the question, how many boards in the cube, we must remember the high school course and mathematics lessons. A formula that determines how to find the cube that represents the product of length, width and height (in our case thickness). Visually, for a better understanding it will look like this:

Volume = Width * Height (thickness) * Length.

For example, to count instances in one cubic meter, you need to do the following:

• To determine the size of the Board.

For example, it will be 4 m long, 20 cm wide and 20 cm thick

• Translate the values to meters.

4m, 0.025 m and 0.2 m.

• To determine the cubic capacity of boards 1 by using the above formula.

0,025 x 0.2 x 4 = 0.02 m

• The calculated quantity per 1 cubic meter.

1: 0,02 = 50

Have 50 pieces of boards per cubic meter. The formula is simple to use and easy to remember. But it can be useful not only for work, but at the time of purchase of the material for personal purposes.

## Useful tips

Since the Board is fairly difficult material, while calculations may appear some issues and complexity. You can treat them yourself, or recommendations of experts. Here are a few useful tips that might come in handy:

• To avoid confusion it is better to take one unit and all the data, to make it better suited meter.
• The measuring faces are in relation to one product, but implied that they are the same for all. But it is provided that visually all boards in a cube of the same size.
• If it turns out a fractional value, it is almost always rounded to the whole number according to mathematical rules.
• The calculation algorithm is not influenced by such features as the process of drying of the wood, its breed or class.
• Tabular values is recommended to use some experts who are always indicative and may not accurately display the number of boards in a single cube.

This method of calculation suitable for use in the settlement on the lumber or trim boards. It helps to determine how much the buyer gains is realized if the Board price for 1 cubic meter.

## Possible error?

In the process of the emergence of error of the calculation, i.e. the result will not be accurate. This can occur due to the impact of some factors. For example, it could be:

• Feature stacking boards are stacked.
• The fit of the boards to each other.
• The quality of the processing Board.
• The presence of significant defects.

In other cases, the probability of getting an incorrect result is low, and count the number of boards in one cubic meter is not difficult, even a novice in this matter.

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