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Capacity

I fill three glasses of water with a jug

The holds more water.
The glass holds less water then the jug

The bucket holds more
water than the bowl.

Standard Unit of Capacity

A teapot holds more tea than a cut.
How can we find the teapot holds more tea?

To measure accurate capacity of the containers, we need the standard units of capacity.

Litre
Litre is the standard unit of capacity.
The symbol ‘l’ is used for litre.
Water, milk and petrol are measured in litres.

Millilitre
Millilitre is also unit of capacity.
The symbol ‘ml’ is used for millilitre.
it is used to measure the capacity of small containers.
The capacity of glass, cup, etc are measure in millilitres.

The capacity of large containers is measured in litres and the capacity of small containers is measured in millilitres.
1 l = 1000 ml

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