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# How do you get the volume of irregular object?

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###### November 01, 2008 12:59PM

== == **Water Displacement**

## Related Questions

###### Asked in Physics

### How do you calculate the volume of an i regular object?

To calculate the volume of an irregular object you will need a
container with meaurements and water. Place the irregular object in
your container and fill with water until the entire object is
covered. Record volume A. Then remove the irregular object and
record volume B. The volume of your irregulare object is equal to
volume A minus volume B.

###### Asked in Science

### What is the name of the method used to find the volume of an irregular object?

displacement - invented by Archimedes. Completely fill a large
volume of something with water. Have a spout to channel all excess
water. Place a graduated cylinder under the spout. Place irregular
object in the large volume filled with water. The volume of the
irregular object will displace an equivalent volume of water into
the graduated cylinder. The measured volume in the cylinder is the
volume of the irregular object.

###### Asked in Physics

### How do you find the volume of an irregular object using a graduated cylinder?

Step 1) Fill the graduated cylinder with water to a specific
volume (example: 50ml).
Step 2) Drop the irregular shaped object into the graduated
cylinder.
Step 3) Measure the new level of the water in the graduated
cylinder.
Step 4) The difference in volumes in the graduated cylinder equals
the volume of the irregular object
example:
original volume of water in cylinder = 50ml
volume of water in cylinder with irregular object = 55ml
55ml - 50ml = volume of irregular object in the water = 5ml

###### Asked in Physics

### How can you find the volume of an irregular object that floats?

Personally, what I would do would be to experimentally find a
lead fishing sinker,
rock, gold coin etc., which, when added to the irregular object,
sinks them both.
For accuracy, the object selected should be smaller than the
irregular object.
The smaller, the better.
Then, in the usual way, find the volume of the sinker, the rock,
or the gold coin alone.
Write it down so I don't forget it.
Finally, glue the 'ballast' to the irregular object, and measure
the volume of the
combination by sinking it. From the volume I find, subtract the
volume of the
ballast alone, and I'll have the volume of the irregular
object.

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Physics

### What is the unit for irregular solid volume?

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

###### Asked in Science, Volume

### Used to measure the volume of an irregular object?

You measure the volume of an irregular object by water
displacement.
1)Use a cylinder that is wide enough to take the solid object
and fill it with water to an amount that will completely cover the
object, but don't put the object in yet.
2) Measure and record the volume of the water.
3)Carefully place the object into the cylinder with the water.
Measure and record the new volume in the cylinder.
4)Subtract the volume in Step 2 from the volume in Step 3, and
the result is the volume of the irregular solid.

###### Asked in Science

### How is volume of an irregular object calculated?

To find the volume of an irregular object such as a rock, you
have to use displacement. If you place the object in a graduated
cylinder filled with water, the volume of the object is equal to
the amount of water that the object displaces. For example, if a
graduated cylinder is filled with 100mL of water, and you place an
object such as a rock and the water rises from 100mL to 106mL, then
the volume of the rock is 6.