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# How do you measure an irregular shaped object?

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###### Wiki User

###### November 21, 2010 2:10AM

Use the water displacement method. The object is equal to the amount of water it displaces. :)

## Related Questions

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

### The most likely used method to find the volume of an irregular shaped object?

It is a method called displacement. Displacement is a method
that many scientists use. First you put a certain amount of water
in a container (test tube, beaker). Second you Measure how many
milliliters of water you put into it. Next you Add your irregular
object into the water. Then you measure how many milliliters the
water level rose. Then you subtract your second measurement with
the irregular shaped object in it by your first measurement without
the object in it and it will give you the volume of your irregular
shape object.

###### Asked in Units of Measure, Volume

### 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.