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 November 8th, 2010, 01:59 AM #1 Newbie   Joined: Oct 2010 Posts: 7 Thanks: 0 (GEOMETRY) VOLUME OF IREGULAR FIGURE how can i measure a volume of irregular figure?
 November 8th, 2010, 02:02 AM #2 Senior Member     Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs Re: (GEOMETRY) VOLUME OF IREGULAR FIGURE What kind of figure? If all else fails, drop it in a liquid and see how much liquid is displaced.
 November 8th, 2010, 02:09 AM #3 Newbie   Joined: Oct 2010 Posts: 7 Thanks: 0 Re: (GEOMETRY) VOLUME OF IREGULAR FIGURE hmmm.. im not really sure in the figure. but my classmate said it is an irregular figure drawn on the board, like cylinder with a pyramid on the top and a square on the left.(the three figure is connected with each other.) haha! confusing on how to come up with the answer.
 November 8th, 2010, 02:20 AM #4 Senior Member     Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs Re: (GEOMETRY) VOLUME OF IREGULAR FIGURE Well, I'm not exactly sure how the figures are connected, but the volume of a cube is: $V=s^3$ where s is the length of a side, the volume of a cylinder is: $V=\pi r^2h$, where r is the radius and h is the height, and the volume of a pyramid is: $V=\frac{1}{3}bh$ where b is the area of the base, and h is the height. I would need the details of how they figures are connected to compute the volume.

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