Difference between Area and Volume

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

What is the difference between Area and Volume?

Area Volume
It is to be noted that area is always defined in two dimensions or object in a plane. The volume is always defined for a three-dimensional object.
The 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 object.
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 are the formulas 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 CSA = \(2 \pi \times r \times h\)

TSA = \(2 \pi \times r \times (r + h)\)

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

Frequently Asked Questions on the Difference between Area and Volume

What is meant by area and volume?

In the 2D plane, space occupied by the two-dimensional figure is called the area, whereas the space occupied by the figure in the 3D plane is called volume.

Give the measurement unit for area and volume.

The area is generally measured using the square units, whereas the volume is measured using the cubic units.

Can we say that the area and volume are the same?

No, area and volume are different. Because the area defines the measurement of 2D shapes, whereas the volume is used to measure the 3D shapes.

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