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In general terms, by using the Archimedean principle. If the solid is immersed in a liquid, it will displace a volume of that liquid which is equal to its own volume. The volume of liquid displaced is then measured.

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Measure the volume of the water you have. Insert irregular solid. Measure the volume of the water you have now, and subtract the initial water volume from the new water volume. The difference in volumes is the volume of your irregular solid.


graduated cylindergraduated cylinderSubmerge your solid in a liquid the liquid volume displaced is equal to your irregular solid volume.



It's simple, you just have to take a measurable recipient big enough to contain the solid, fill the recipient with a known volume of water and drop the irregular solid into the water. Then you can measure the increase of volume, which will be equivalent to the volume of your solid.


You place it in water to see the volume of water it displaces. Fill a large, graduated measuring cylinder to about halfway with water (say to 50mL) Put the irregular solid in, and measure the volume it reads (solid + water). (say it reads 80mL) So the volume of the irregular solid will be: volume(solid+water) - volume(water). For example, the volume of the water was 50mL, and when the solid was added, the volume increased to 80mL. The volume of the solid would be 80mL - 50mL. So it would be 30mL.



The units for volume are the same, whether the solid is regular or irregular - for example, cubic meter, cubic centimeters, or liters.


Irregular solid volume is still measured in cm3 etcTo Find the Volume of an irregular object you can,Measure out a proportional amount of water to the object you are finding the volume ofPut the object in the container of waterSee how much the water has risen byYou now have the volume!!(The difference between the new and old volumes of water is the volume


You can do it by using a graduated cylinder and observing the change in volume of a liquid after dropping the irregular solid in.


yes you can use a balance to measure the volume of an irregular shaped solid.


When you need to find volume of an irregular solid or a liquid.


When you need to measure volume of a liquid or an irregular solid


Fill the can to the overflow level with water.Very gently lower the irregular solid into the can and make sure to catch all the overflow.Measure the volume of overflow.That is the same as the volume of the irregular solid.Warning! This method will be a total disaster if the solid is soluble in water. You could try any other liquid instead.


Immerse it in water and its volume is equal to the volume of water displaced



When you want to measure the volume of irregular solids place it in a container containing water.The solid if it sinks in water will displace the water to occupy space.The difference in the actual measure of water and the displaced water is the volume of the solid. (this is called Archimedes' Principle)


You take the solid and put it in a graduated cylinder mostly filled with water. Then pop in the solid. the difference in numbers is the solid's volume


To measure what quantity of irregular solids? If its volume you are referring then you can use the volume displacement method where you need a measuring cylinder, water and possibly a displacement can.Measure a known quantity of water. Then immerse the irregular solid in this cylinder. The rise in the water level equals the volume of the irregular solid. Note that if the irregular object floats, a sinker must be used to fully immerse the irregular solid, where the volume of the sinker should be known.Hope this helps- if you need more information email me @ physicsisland@hotmail.com


You divide the irregular shape into a buch of smaller regular shapes. Find the volume for those, add them up...and you have the volumee.(:


Put solid in a container ; fill container with water to a known container volume; take object out of container and read the remaining volume. subtract this remaining volumefrom the known volume. This result is the volume of the regular or irregular shaped solid.


There is no formula for finding the volume of an irregular solid. One method is water displacement which works as follows: Fill a graduated container with water and read off the volume of water. Then you submerge the irregular shaped solid in the water and measure the volume inside the container again. The difference between the two levels is the volume of the solid. This clearly cannot work for solids that are soluble in water. Other fluids may have to be used in such cases. Also, it will not work if the solid floats on water, but in that case you can submerge it using additional weights (whose volume you have measured).


The best way to find the volume of an irregular solid is to submerge it in a liquid and see how much the liquid rises. You can also use calculus and tripple integrals, but that gets really sticky.


Eureka!There really isn't a "formula" for discovering the volume of an irregularly shaped solid. Instead, submerge the irregular solid in water and measure the volume of water it displaces to discover its volume. The ExperimentFor finding the volume of an irregular solid we just fully dip (submerge) it in a water tank which is fully filled with water and is attached to an another tank (a cylindrical overflow tank) through a pipe. With the setup in place, we put the solid into the full tank. The solid will displace water, which will flow through the pipe into the overflow tank. Further, the volume of the water the solid displaces will be equal to the volume of that irregular solid. Now we calculate the volume of water in the overflow tank using the depth of that water and the diameter of the tank. The volume of the displaced water will equal the volume of the irregularly shaped solid.There will generally not be a formula and the volume will have to be measured in some other way.


if it is a regular solid, then you times the height by the base by the length if it is an irregular solid, then you take a Eureka can, fill it with water up to the beginning of the nozzle, put the solid in, measure the volume of the water that comes out and that's your volume




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