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# What is the amount of space an object takes up?

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**The amount of space an object occupies is its volume.** Volume is not always a fixed measurement. For any given object, volume is likely varies depending on pressure and temperature.

Usually volume is not directly measured, but rather derived by multiplying length times depth times width. The volume of an irregularly shaped object derives through displacement, or dropping it in water and measuring how much water it displaces.

Objects subjected to high pressure or low temperature tend to have a smaller volume, while heated objects tend to have a larger volume. Travel in space or the deep ocean must account for this, as the enormous difference in pressure inside versus outside a space ship or submarine can cause the vehicle to explode or implode.

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## How big is a cubic yard?

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## How do you calculate cubic meters?

A:Cubic meters are calculated by finding the volume of an object. Wolfram MathWorld lists 15 volume formulae that aid in calculating an object's volume.

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## How do you find the density of an object?

A:To find the density of an object, calculate its volume and mass, and divide the mass by the volume. Use the appropriate formula for volume calculation of the object you are working on. To measure an object's mass, use a balance.

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## How do you measure the volume of an irregular solid?

A:To measure the volume of an irregular solid, pour water in a graduated cylinder, read the water volume, immerse the object in the cylinder, and subtract the initial water volume from the new volume to get the volume of the object. Use a graduated cylinder and water to accomplish this task.

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