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# What instrument measures the volume of an irregular solid?

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Submerge your solid in a liquid

the liquid volume displaced is equal to your irregular solid volume.

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A metric ruler is used to measure the volume of a solid

If you submerge the object in a volumetrically-labeled beaker, the volume of water displaced (how much the water rises when the object is submerged), is the volume of the object.Either a graduated cylinder or overflow can is used to measure the volume of an irregular solid by water displacement.

Measure the volume of the water you have. Insert irregular solid. Measure the volume of the water you have now, and subtract the initial water volume from the new water volume. The difference in volumes is the volume of your irregular solid.

A ruler no a better way is by dropping the cube in a liquid containg beaker displaced liquid will give you the volume

It's simple, you just have to take a measurable recipient big enough to contain the solid, fill the recipient with a known volume of water and drop the irregular solid into the water. Then you can measure the increase of volume, which will be equivalent to the volume of your solid.

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 to 80mL. The volume of the solid would be 80mL - 50mL. So it would be 30mL.

If you have a ruler then you could measure the length width and height and then multiply them together. (LWH is the formula)

Density = Mass / Volume. There is not an instrument that will measure both so you will need to measure them separately and calculate the density.

The units for volume are the same, whether the solid is regular or irregular - for example, cubic meter, cubic centimeters, or liters.

The answer will depend on what characteristic of the object is being measured: its mass, volume, surface area, colour, density etc.

Any measure of length such as a ruler, yard stick, meter stick, tape measure, etc.

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

You can do it by using a graduated cylinder and observing the change in volume of a liquid after dropping the irregular solid in.

yes you can use a balance to measure the volume of an irregular shaped solid.

When you need to find volume of an irregular solid or a liquid.

When you need to measure volume of a liquid or an irregular solid

Fill the can to the overflow level with water.Very gently lower the irregular solid into the can and make sure to catch all the overflow.Measure the volume of overflow.That is the same as the volume of the irregular solid.Warning! This method will be a total disaster if the solid is soluble in water. You could try any other liquid instead.

Immerse it in water and its volume is equal to the volume of water displaced

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)

You take the solid and put it in a graduated cylinder mostly filled with water. Then pop in the solid. the difference in numbers is the solid's volume

In general terms, by using the Archimedean principle. If the solid is immersed in a liquid, it will displace a volume of that liquid which is equal to its own volume. The volume of liquid displaced is then measured.

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