# Volume of a Rectangular Solid - Measurement, Width, Length and Height Confusion

by A Visitor

**Question**

When finding the volume of a rectangular solid, must the width and height have the same measurement? Also, will you get the answer wrong if you looked at the block differently than the person grading it?

**Answer**

Yes, it is important for the width and height to have the same measurement before you start calculating the volume.

You can read more on this by visiting the page below:

- How to Find the Volume

As for the second question, usually the height, length and width of the rectangular solid

**should be made clear to you in the first place** to avoid any confusion.

If it is not the case, you can read a lengthy discussion on it given below (which is not going to be repeated here):

- What is Length in a Rectangle?