Hey there! Let’s talk about some cool math involving **volume**—that’s how much space something takes up. When we garden, we often need to measure how much water or soil we use. Sometimes, you might hear about different units, like **cubic meters** and **gallons**.

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### What’s a Cubic Meter?

A **cubic meter** is a big box that measures one meter long, one meter wide, and one meter high. Imagine a big square block of garden soil that fills up that space. If you have 75 of those big boxes, that’s what we call **75 cubic meters**.

### What’s a Gallon?

A **gallon** is a smaller unit that we often use to measure liquids—like water for our plants! There are different types of gallons, but the one we usually use in the U.S. is known as a **U.S. gallon**.

### How Do We Convert Cubic Meters to Gallons?

To find out how many gallons are in 75 cubic meters, we can use a special rule. The conversion factor is:

$$

1 \text{ cubic meter} = 264.172 \text{ gallons}

$$

So, if we want to convert 75 cubic meters to gallons, we can use this equation:

$$

75 \text{ cubic meters} \times 264.172 \text{ gallons/cubic meter} = 19,813 \text{ gallons}

$$

This means that **75 cubic meters** is equal to **19,813 gallons**! That’s a lot of water for your plants!

### Examples of Objects that are Exactly 75 Cubic Meters

To help you understand how much 75 cubic meters is, here are **7 objects** that can equal the same amount:

**A large garden shed**: If it has the dimensions of 3 meters by 5 meters by 5 meters, it can hold 75 cubic meters.**A swimming pool**: A small rectangular pool that measures 5 meters by 5 meters by 3 meters deep.**150 standard bathtubs**: Each bathtub can hold approximately 0.5 cubic meters.**A delivery truck**: The cargo space of a large delivery truck can often fill around 75 cubic meters.**A huge pile of mulch**: If you have a pile that is 5 meters by 3 meters by 5 meters tall, it adds up to 75 cubic meters.**50 bags of soil**: Assuming each bag of soil holds 1.5 cubic meters, this will give you 75 cubic meters in total.**75 large water tanks**: Each tank could have a volume of 1 cubic meter.

So next time you’re in the garden, you can think about how much water you need for your plants by comparing it to these big objects! Happy gardening!