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How do you measure the volume of a solid?


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Answered 2011-01-22 18:18:34

You can use the water displacement method to measure the volume of an irregularly shaped solid. For a regularly shaped object you can do length x width x height.

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What is the unit with which we can measure the volume of a solid?

The volume of a solid is measured in cubic units


What is used to measure volume of solid?

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How do you obtain the volume of an irregular solid insoluble in water?

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How do you measure volume of an irregulary shaped solid?

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Can you use a balance to measure the volume irregularly shaped solid?

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How can you measure the volume of an irregular solid?

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How could you use a beaker to measure the volume of a solid?

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How do you measure volume of regular solid?

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What metric unit would you measure the volume of a marble?

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What are two ways to measure the volume of solid?

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


Can you use milliliters to measure a solid?

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How do you find the volume of a regular solid object?

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How do you measure the volume of an irregular solid?

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What is the metric unit used to measure regular solid volume?

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How do you measure the volume of the regular solid?

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How can you find the volume of an irregular solid object which sinks?

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What tool do you use to measure the volume of a rectangular solid?

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How do you measure the volume of irregular solids?

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What is the process used to find the volume of an irregular solid?

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