# A statue stands on a square base at the side of a garden pond. Both the base and statue are made of granite. How can the volume of the base be calculated without moving the statue?

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Physics

Physics

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Mar 7, 2017

#### Answer:

If you can measure the sides and height of the base without disturbing the statue, you're in business.

#### Explanation:

Since it's square all sides will be equal, say

We call the height of the base

Then the volume is