Measurement of Capacity
how much liquid a container can hold. Bigger container can hold more compared
to smaller container. This means big container has larger capacity whereas smaller
has lesser capacity.
The standard unit of measuring capacity is the
liter and we write “l” in short. Smaller quantities of
liquid are measured in milliliters and we write “ml” in short. Medicines, water
in glass, small juice packets etc. are measured in milliliters and milk,
petrol, water etc. are usually measured in liters.
1000 ml makes 1l
1000ml = 1l
Example 1: A
tub contains 10 l of water and another tub contains 5 l. Find the total amount
of water in the two tubs.
Example 2: A
petrol pump sells 445 liters of petrol in first week and 321 liters in second
week. How much petrol did it sell in 2 weeks?