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Why does my multimeter measure different voltages?

So I have a multimeter that whenever I swap out the conductor, the voltage increases/decreases even though my battery is the same, such as when I swap out a wire for water or a wire of different length

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bert [Entry]

"Hi,

What are you trying to measure?

Have you used a multimeter before?

If not, have you read the User manual?

It sounds as though you are measuring resistance (in Ohms) not voltage.

You won't read any voltage in water to easily.

Check what measuring scale the meter is set to. Is it VDC or VAC or Ohms? What is the make and model number of the meter that you are using?

The resistance reading will vary depending on the conductivity of the material that you have connected between the meter's test leads."