## Measuring volume

Liquid volume is measured with beakers, measuring cups, spoons,
graduated cylinders, and the like. For regular objects, solid
volume can be calculated. For irregular objects, their volumes can
be determined by measuring the amount of liquid that is displaced
by the object when it is submerged in the liquid.

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## See Related
Links

See the Related Link for "Metric Units" at lower left for the
answer.

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## Supplementary
Answer

Unlike some physical properties, such as length and weight, volume
can not normally be measured directly - it is measured or
calculated only through indirect means. A graduated beaker, for
example, measures the height of a collumn of liquid, and the
markings on the beaker are callibrated for the specific cross
sectional area of the beaker, thus giving you an indication of the
volume of the liquid within the beaker. Volume can be calculated -
by knowing the dimensions and shape of the object being measured,
you can calculate its volume. The volume of an irregular solid can
be measured by immersing the object in a liquid, and measuring the
displacement of the liquid.

There are devices - such as fuel and water meters (like at a gas
station pump) - that measure the flow of liquid through a chamber
equipped with an impeller. As the liquid flows through the chamber,
it spins the impeller, and by counting the revolutions of the
impeller, the device can measure the volume of liquid that flowed
through the chamber.

Also, a calibrated dip stick can be used to measure the volume
of liquid in a tank.

The above text talks about measuring the volume of liquids. The
Ancient Greek genius Archimedes realized he could measure the
volume of any shape solid by submerging it in a full container of
water and then measuring the volume of the water that spilled over.
For regular shape solids, such as spheres, cones, cubes, etc., the
volume can also be determined by measuring dimensions and applying
the correct formula.

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### Sound Volume

The device used to measure sound volume is a dB/SPL meter and can
be purchased at RadioShack.

Assuming its volume were concerning here ;

to measure the volume of something , u need a measuring
device.

depending how accurate u wish the measure to be will reflect in
which device u select to use .

to measure a box shape , you could use a measuring ruler .

but there are other digital measuring instruments which off er
much greater accuracy ; eg a vernier caliper will measure
accurately an object that's

small enough to fit between its jaws .

having taken measurements required u should adopt the use of
math formulae

to solve the problem ;

to find the volume of a square you would ;

multiply the width 1 by width 2 ; which should be identical of
course as its a square , and multiply this again by the third width
to achieve the total volume.

this is known as cubed .

to determine the volume of a rectangular shape you would
multiply the width 1 by width 2 and then multiply again the length
3