This video shows the history of area and volume and explains early calculations.
Sanjeev Kohli needs to put items into storage and so needs to calculate the volume. Together with a removal expert, Gavin Deanville, he measures several items and calculates the volume of each.
To decorate his friend’s bathroom, Sanjeev Kohli enlists the help of a professional tiler, Steven Lang. They work out how many tiles and how much paint they need before carrying out the job.