Difference between Area and Volume

The term Area & Volume can create a great confusion in understanding the terms. Although they seem to be of like a similar quantity of measurement but in reality they are very much different from each other. Let us understand the basic meaning of both the terms.

Area

Volume

It is to be noted that Area is always defined in two dimensional or object in a plane.

The volume is always defined for a three-dimensional object.

Area is the amount of space occupied by a two dimensional flat object in a plane.

Volume is defined as the space occupied by the three-dimensional.

It is always measured in square units.

It is always measured in cubic units.

It is measured in 2 dimension

It is measured in 3 dimension

Below given is the formula for Area and Volume of some figures-

Figure

Area

Volume

Square

\(a^{2}\)

Rectangle

\(l \times b\)

Cube

\(6a^{2}\)

\(a^{3}\)

Cuboid

\(2(lb + bh + hl)\)

\(l \times b \times h\)

Cylinder

\(2 \pi \times r \times h\)

\(\pi r^{2} \times h\)


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