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