Sample Problem

Below is a diagram of part of a graduated cylinder containing water.

Based on the sensitivity of the graduated cylinder, what is the volume of the water?


There are ten marked steps between 70 mL and 80 mL on the graduated cylinder. We therefore know that each line represents 1 mL. The level of the water rests 3 lines above the 70 mL mark, telling us that the volume of the water is 73.0 mL.