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Q: What tool is used to find volume of an irregular solid?

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A graduated cylinder.

10-mL graduated cylinder

To measure an irregular solid, we use the displacement method. This is when we immerse the object in water and see how much the water level rises (Make sure you have correct markings on your tool.)

You could find the volume of an irregular object by water displacement. You measure the initial volume of water in a beaker, then you place the object in the water. Record the final volume and subtract it from the initial, and there you have the volume of the object. :))

If the object is a regular geometric shape, you use the volume formula. If the object has an irregular shape, use the water displacement process.

A ruler to find the measures of the edges and a brain to multiply them together.

If it's a solid multiply the length times the width times the height. If it's a liquid use a graduated cylinder If it's an irregular solid drop it into a beaker, flask, graduated cylinder, or any other water-measuring tool and record how much the water goes up from the original height to the height when the irregular solid was dropped in, and subtract.

A container of liquid in which to immerse the shape.

A ruler or tape measure.

Water vessel. Place the solid object in the vessel containing water and note how much the water level rises. This change in volume is equal to the volume of the solid object.

A graduated cylinder.

Divide mass by volume and you get the density. The best tool is you brain.

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