a rectangular box of cookies is eleven inches long, four inches wide, fourteen inches high, and holds thirty three ounces of cookies. What is the volume of the box in cubic incehs?
The amount of cookies the box holds is information you don't need to answer the question. You just need to know the length, width, and height of the box - which you will multiply together to get the answer. inches x inches x inches = cubic inches, so as long as your measurements are all in inches, the product of the multiplication will be in cubic inches as well!
(If you were only multiplying TWO measurements - for instance, to find the AREA of a rectangle - you'd be multiplying inches x inches, giving you SQUARE inches.)