Hey there! Today, we’re going to learn something interesting about **volume**, which is how much space something takes up. When you’re gardening, you might want to know how much dirt or soil to buy for your plants, and that’s where understanding volume comes in handy.

In this case, we started with a volume measurement of **0.85 cubic meters**. Now, the reason we want to convert it to **cubic feet** is that sometimes people use different systems of measurement. In the United States, for example, cubic feet is often used.

To convert from cubic meters to cubic feet, we can use the conversion factor that **1 cubic meter** is equal to **35.3147 cubic feet**. So, if we want to find out how many cubic feet are in 0.85 cubic meters, we can use this equation:

$$

0.85 \text{ cubic meters} \times 35.3147 \text{ cubic feet/cubic meter} \approx 30.02 \text{ cubic feet}

$$

This means 0.85 cubic meters is about **30.02 cubic feet**!

Now, let’s think about some **objects** that take up exactly **30.02 cubic feet** of space. Here are seven examples:

- A large
**garden shed**. - A stack of
**40 standard-sized garden pots**. - A medium-sized
**compost bin**. - An average
**refrigerator**. - A
**used hot tub**(the kind that is portable). - A
**single-layer garden bed**that is 4 feet wide, 2 feet long, and 2.5 feet high. - Two
**floor cushions**(if they are about 3 feet wide and 3 feet deep).

These objects can help you visualize how much space 30.02 cubic feet really is. Next time you’re planning your gardening projects, you’ll have a better idea of how much soil or materials you need!