Description: How many crates can we fit into a boxcar? We'll explain that there's more than one way to solve for the volume in this problem. Created by Sal Khan. The crates are made specifically to fit inside the boxcar with their bases facing down. Each crate has a base 5 meters long by 1.5 meters wide. So crate is 5 meters long, and 1.5 meters wide, and has a height of 2 meters.*Teacher Advisor is 100% free.