Subject: area of my hand
Name: waikiki
Who are you: Student (Secondary)

is there a possible way for me to calculate the area of my hand (palm and fingers involved)? obviously it is curved and i can't find a way on how to solve it...



My first thought (without thinking about it much) is that since one's hand is pretty much uniformly thick, why not measure the volume (for example place the hand in a rectangular pan with enough water to cover the hand, and measure the amount of water displaced), then divide by the thickness?
A completely different approach, photocopy the hand and use area-finding computer software (or graph paper, or other approximation technique).


You could trace your hand on a piece of grid paper (1 cm), count the complete squares and approximate the partially completed squares. That will only give you an approximation.