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Re: How would I go about measuring my volume

Date: Sat Oct 14 08:24:51 2000
Posted By: Sidney Chivers, , Nuclear Engineering, retired
Area of science: Physics
ID: 971205905.Ph

The easiest way to measure your volume would be as follows:

- Put enough water in a bathtub that you could submerge yourself below the 
surface of the water.

- Mark the side of the tub at the level of the water - use a piece of tape or 
something else that is easily removed from the surface of the tub when you are 

- Get in the tub, submerge, and mark the new level of the surface of the water.

- Get out, (: , the smallest detail can be important.

- Now fill the tub to the newest mark, using a calibrated container - a gallon 
jug, for instance.

- The volume of water you added to reach the second mark is your volume.

Thanks for your question.


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