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# What is the volume formula for liquid?

###### Wiki User

###### July 23, 2012 10:16AM

Since a liquid takes the shape of the container that it is

poured into, it makes no sense to define its volume in terms of a

container that it may or may not be in.

In that case, the only sensible formula is

Volume = Mass/Density.

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### How do you find the volume of liquid by formulas?

The volume of liquids is usually calculated by applying a
formula to a rigid container, not to the liquid. For example, if
you have a cylindrical beaker whose radius is r cm and the liquid
fills it to a height of h cm, then the volume of the liquid in the
beaker is the volume of a cylinder with radius r cm and height h cm
- which is pi*r2*h cm3. Unfortunately, there is no single formula
since any formula is dependent on the shape of the container.
If you do not have a regular container, your main option is to
use the formula Volume = Mass/Density.

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

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### What is the formula for liquid volume?

Depending on the shape of the container for the liquid, you can
find the volume different ways. If the container is a cube, the
volume is (base * Width * height). if the container is a cylinder,
the volume is (PI * Radius2 * height). The answer you would get
from these equations is expressed in units cubed (example:
cm3).