Enter the length (in), the width (in), the thickness (in), and cost per cubic in ($/in^3) into the Plate Cost Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Plate Cost.

## Plate Cost Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Plate Cost.

**PC = L*W*T*CPSI**

- Where PC is the Plate Cost ($)
- L is the length (in)
- W is the width (in)
- T is the thickness (in)
- CPSI is the cost per cubic inch ($/in^3)

## How to Calculate Plate Cost?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Plate Cost.

**Example Problem #1**

- First, determine the length (in). The length (in) is given as 20 .
- Next, determine the width (in). The width (in) is calculated as 10 .
- Next, determine the thickness (in). The thickness (in) is found to be .5.
- Next, determine the cost per cubic in ($/in^3). This is example, the is given is $5.00.
- Finally, calculate the Plate Cost using the formula above:

PC = L*W*T*CPSI

Inserting the values from above yields:

PC = 20*10*.5*5 = 500.00 ($)

**Example Problem #2**

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

length (in) = 30

width (in) = 5

thickness (in) = .25

cost per cubic in ($/in^3) = 3.00

Entering these values and solving gives:

PC = 30*5*.25*3.00= 112.5** **($)