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

You use careful calculation of each side.

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

The easiest way to measure the volume of an irregularly shaped solid is to use a graduated cylinder and a liquid which does NOT dissolve the solid to be measured. Pour sufficient liquid to cover the solid (an eyeball estimate.) Note the volume of the liquid. Then place the solid into the cylinder with the liquid, and note the volume. The additional volume, i.e., the volume before adding the solid, is then subtracted from the…

### 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…

### What are you finding if you measure the space that a solid figure occupies?

You are finding the volume of the solid figure. To find the volume of a solid figure, depending on the size of the object, you can use a graduated cylinder. You can fill the cylinder up to x amount of water and then measure the amount after dropping the solid into the water, and then subtract the amount before, from the amount after, to get the volume of a solid. You can also use simple…

### 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…

### What tools would you use t measure volume and mass of a solid?

To measure the volume of a solid, you would place the solid in a graduated cylinder or beaker (depending on the size of the solid) with a recorded volume of water. After putting the solid in the water, the water will rise, and subtracting the original volume from the final volume will give you the volume of the solid. Ex. Put a block in a graduated cylinder with 50 mL of water and the level…