Capacity is a measure of how much space something takes
up. We use measuring spoons or measuring jugs to measure capacity. We
often measure capacity in liter or milliliter. We measure small quantity of
liquid in milliliters and large quantity of liquid in liters.
The standard unit of length is ‘Liter’.
1 liter = 1000 milliliters
We use ‘ml’ for milliliter, ‘l’ for liter in short
1l = 1000ml
1000ml = 1l
Addition and Subtraction of units of capacity
Arrange the number in column according to the units.
First add smaller unit then add larger unit.
A shopkeeper brought 77l 550ml of milk in the month of
January and 23l 350ml in the month of February. How much milk did he bring in 2
Milk bought in the month of January = 77l 550ml
Milk bought in the month of February =23l 350ml
Milk bought in 2 months = 77l
550ml + 23l 350ml
convert liters into milliliters, we multiply the given number of liters by 1000.
Example1: Convert 5l into ml
5l = 5 x 1000ml
Convert 4l 85ml into ml
4l 85ml = 4 x 1000ml + 85ml
4000ml + 85ml = 4085ml