Why would you get a more accurate measure of the measure volume of an irregular solid by using displacement instead of measuring with a ruler?

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Aug 15, 2016

I think you should tell us the answer to this.


And we don't even need to use an irregularly shaped solid, we could compare the methods with a sphere. Unless I had a pair of calipers, I could not measure the diameter of the sphere. With an irregular solid I have no way of determining its volume, except by the displacement of water, the which would give me a reasonable estimate.