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# How do you use the displacement method to find the density of an irregular shape?

Updated: 9/17/2023

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Determine the mass of the given body using a physical balance. Let it be 'M'.

Take some water in a measuring jar( water in the jar should be sufficient to immerse the solid). Note the initial level of water, let it be 'A'. Suspend the solid inside the jar using a thread so that the solid is fully immersed in the water, without touching the sides or bottom of the measuring jar. Note the water level. Let it be 'B'.

Then volume of the solid = A - B.

Then density of the solid = M/V.

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### What method is used to find the density of an irregular shape object?

First 'weigh" the ojbect on a scale. this gives the mass. 2nd use the water displacement method to find the volume. Then divide Density = mass / volume.

### What is the name of the method of finding the volume of an object with an irregular shape?

"displacement volume"

### How do you get the volume of any shape regular or irregular?

if it is a solid, use the water displacement method.

### How do you fine the volume of a irregular shape?

There are many ways to find the volume of irregular shapes, but the most commonly used method is Water Displacement.

### How do you find density of irregular shape?

Measure the displacement of water when the object is submerged in water. This gives the volume ; then weigh the object and divide the weight by the volume to get the density.

### How do you find density of an irregular shape?

Measure the displacement of water when the object is submerged in water. This gives the volume ; then weigh the object and divide the weight by the volume to get the density.

### What do you call a irregular shape?

water displacement

Displacement

### What lab equipment is needed to determine the density of an irregular shape?

You do not need fancy lab equipment.Basically you need to determine two pieces of information1) The mass of the "irregular" shape (use a scale)2) The volume of the shape (use water displacement in a bucket/tub to find volume)Take the mass / volume and you have density.

### Why do you need to use the water displacement method for some objects and not others?

Because some objects have an irregular shape, therefore cannot be measured like a square could.

### Why do you need to use water displacement method for some objects and not for others?

Because some objects have an irregular shape, therefore cannot be measured like a square could.