There are many instruments used to measure length including rulers, tape measures, micrometers, gauges and vernier calipers. There are also instruments that make use of scientific principles to deduce length where it may... More »

The volume of a rectangular-shaped object can be determined using an instrument called the "Vernier caliper." The product of length, breadth and height of a rectangular-shaped object gives its volume. For determining the... More »

A graduated cylinder is one instrument used to measure volume. Graduated cylinders are available in several sizes. The user reads the volume from the bottom of the meniscus, the curve at the surface of the liquid. More »

A 1/32 tape measure can be read by counting how many marks short of a full inch a given length is. For example, if a given length is 8 marks on a 1/32 tape measure, it would be 8/32 inches, which can be reduced to 1/4 in... More »

You can measure the length, width and height of any object by using a measuring device, such as a ruler or tape measure. Laying the object on a flat surface also helps to get more accurate figures. More »

The length of a leg can be measured using radiography or by using a tape measure to determine the length between two predetermined points while the person is standing. The measurement method is chosen depending on the de... More »

To convert a measurement of length in micrometers to meters, divide the number of micrometers by one million to get the distance in meters. More »