## Topic outline

• ### Measurement of Capacity (Conversion of capacity)

• Measurement of Capacity

The maximum amount that something can hold is called capacity. The standard unit of capacity is liter. Milliliter, centiliter , deciliter are smaller unit used to measure smaller capacity, liter is commonly used to measure capacity, whereas units like decaliter, hectoliter and kiloliter are used to measure larger capacity. All these units are related to each other. According to the capacity conversion charts, units of capacities and their equivalents are:

1 kiloliter (kl) = 10 Hectoliters (hl) = 1000 l

1 Hectoliter (hl) = 10 Decaliters (dal) = 100 l

1 Decaliter (dal) = 10 Liters (l)

1 Liter (l) = 10 Deciliters (dl) = 100 cl = 1000 ml

1 Deciliter (dl) = 10 Centiliters (cl)

1 Deciliter = 0.1 Liter

1 Centiliter (cl) = 10 Milliliters (ml)

1 Centiliter = 0.01 Liter

1 Milliliter = 0.001 Liter

Conversion

While converting from a larger unit to a smaller unit, we multiply

Example 1:

kl l

1 kl = 1000 l

Therefore, 3.1 kl = 3 x 1000 = 3100 l

Example 2:

l ml

1 l = 1000 ml

Therefore, 4 l = 4 x 1000 = 4000 ml

While converting from a smaller unit to a larger unit, we divide

Example 1:

l kl

1 l = 1/1000 kl

Therefore, 10 l = 10/1000 kl = 0.010 kl

Example 2:

ml l

1 ml = 1/1000 l

Therefore, 3 ml = 3/1000 l = 0.003 l

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