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.
standard unit of length is ‘Liter’.
liter = 1000 milliliters
use ‘ml’ for milliliter, ‘l’ for liter in short form.
Addition and Subtraction of units of capacity
the number in column according to the units. First add smaller unit then add
24l 140ml and 35l 130ml
14l 130ml from 35l 130ml
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 months?
bought in the month of January = 77l 550ml
bought in the month of February =23l 350ml
bought in 2 months = 77l 550ml + 23l 350ml
To convert liters into milliliters,
we multiply the given number of liters by 1000.
Example1: Convert 5l into ml
= 5 x 1000ml
Example 2: Convert 4l 85ml into ml
85ml = 4 x 1000ml + 85ml
= 4000ml + 85ml