Capacity means 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.
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.
ml makes 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?