# How do you measure the volume of a solid that has an irregular shape?

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.(:

### What is used to measure volume of solid?

If the solid is square or rectangular in shape, you can measure the three dimensions and multiply them to get volume in cubic units, such as cubic centimeters. If the solid is an irregular shape, you will need to use water displacement to measure the volume. To do this you place enough water in a graduated cylinder that will cover the solid. Then record the water volume. Next, carefully place the solid into the cylinder…

### How do you measure the volume of an irregular solid?

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)

### How do you measure the volume of irregular solids?

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…

### How does the measuring of volume of a liquid differ from the measuring of volume of a solid?

You can measure the volume of a liquid by pouring it into a container with scale markings - measuring cup or graduated cylinder. The volume of a solid shape can be calculated by a geometric formula. If the shape is irregular, the volume can be found by displacement of a liquid. See the related link for a famous story!

### What method used to measure irregular solids?

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…

### 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…