The figure to the left is that of a rectangular prism. To get the volume of this type of prism, we simply need to multiply the length times the width times the height. Therefore, the volume = 5 dm x 4 dm x 3 dm = 60 cubic decimeters. Here are some common volume formulas:  Volume of a cube = side^{3}
 Volume of a rectangular prism = length x width x height
 Volume of a pyramid = 1/3 x area of the base x height
 Volume of a cylinder = pi x r^{2} x height
 Volume of a cone = 1/3 x pi x r^{2} x height
 Volume of a sphere = 4/3 x pi x r^{3}
