# How do you calculate the volume of irregular solids Describe please An irregular solid is like a toy car so how would you measure the volume of that Dont understand need help click on and find out?

The volumes of small irregular solids are usually easily measured by measuring the volume of fluid displaced when they are immersed in a liquid.

For example:

You would have to put the object in a measuring glass with water in it. (~1/3 filled) Put the object in it and then get the number from the measuring glass (beaker etc. mostly beaker) and that is how you measure a irregular solid!

### Describe how you could measure the volume of an object with an irregular shape?

First, fill a large graduated cylinder up with water. Then, measure how much water is in the graduated cylinder before you put the irregular object in. Last, measure how much water is in the graduated cylinder after you put the irregular object in, then subtract the two numbers and that is the volume of the irregular object.

### How can we calculate the density of a irregular solid or a liquid?

You can dip the irregular solid in a water or other suitable liquid. This is how, you can measure the volume of the solid. The mass can be measured by weighing scale. Mass/volume = density. It is easy to measure the mass and volume of the liquid. First measure the mass the container. Then add the liquid to it. You will get the mass of the liquid. Then measure the volume of the liquid. Use…

### How do you measure the volume of an irregular shape that cannot be put in water?

Make a clay or plasticine model, and place that in water. Or Use Autocad Or Use something line Autodesk Inventor Or Simply do some math - eg: measure it all up and calculate the volume of theoretical 1cm slices and then add them together. Or Look for regular shapes within the irregular, calculate volumes and add.

### How do you find volume of an irregular solid figure?

By integration - you divide the figure into many thin slices, and calculate the volume of each slice individually. The volume of each slice, again, can be calculated by integration: divide it into thin rectangles, and calculate the area of each rectangle. If you have a irregular solid figure just immerse it in water and measure the displacement. a la Archimedes