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Secondary I • 1yr.

Hello,

Could you explain to me how volume works? I don't really understand what it is.

Thanks a lot!

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    Team Alloprof • 1yr.

    Hello Lion Solidaire!

    Thank you for your question! 😉

    Volume is a measure of the space occupied by an object.

    To determine the volume of an object, mathematical formulas for solids or graduated cylinders for liquids can be used.

    Usually, volume is measured in liters (L) or milliliters (mL), but other units of measure like cubic meters (m3) and cubic decimeters (dm3) are also used.

    Finally, two objects can have completely different volumes but identical masses. For example, a kilogram of bricks and a kilogram of feathers, have different volumes; the volume of feathers  (the space occupied) will be much greater than the one occupied by the bricks. In other words, they have different densities!

    If you have other questions, do not hesitate to post them in the forums😊