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You Will Need
- Object to be measured
- Geometric formulas
- Graduated cylinder
Consider a rectangular or cubic solid
Consider a rectangular or cubic solid. Measure the length, width, and height of the object. Multiply these dimensions together to get the volume.
Look at a cylindrical object
To find the volume of a cylinder, multiply the square of its radius by pi, or 3.14. Then multiply this value by the height of the cylinder.
Calculate the volume of a cone
Calculate the volume of a cone. Measure the area of the cone's base -- pi times the radius squared -- then multiply by the height and divide by 3.
Measure a sphere
Measure the radius of a sphere, then calculate the volume by multiplying 4/3 times pi times the cube of the radius.
Use water displacement
Place a solid object whose volume is to be measured in a graduated cylinder that has been partially filled with water. Measure the amount of water displaced by the object -- this is the object's volume.