Volume  by  Alice Akinyi

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What is volume?

Remember the following points Length Area

• Length

1 dimension

2 dimensions

• Volume

3 dimensions

L= length

H= height

Volume refers to the  measure of  space taken up by a solid object

How many small boxes can occupy the bigger box

• To determine volume of an object,we count the number of cubic units contained within a unit or region as below

Example.

4 x 3 × 2 = 24 units

How do we measure volume?

We use cubic centimeters  (cm3) or cubic meters (m3) r

Volume is  a three dimensional object. Therefore, the is formula;

Volume=Length× Width x Height

How do we workout the volume of an object?

Example 1

Volume=length× width  × height

4× 3× 2 = 24cm3

Workout the volume of diagram below

Count the units

L= 3

W =3

H= 3

V = l x w x h

3 × 3 × 3 = 27units

Example 2

What is the volume of the diagram below

V= l × w× h

12 × 4× 3

= 144m3

#### QUESTIONS

Workout the volume of the following.

1.8 units
2.30000 cm3
3.60 cm3
4.125 m3

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