For the conversion of standard unit of capacity it’s very important to know the relationship between the different units of capacity.
We know, one liter = 1000 milliliter
1000 milliliter = 1 liter
Relationship between different capacities:
1000 milliliter = 1 liter
Two 500 milliliter = 1 liter
Five 200 milliliter = 1 liter
Ten 100 milliliter = 1 liter
Twenty 50 milliliter = 1 liter
Thus, 1 liter = Two 500 milliliter
= Five 200 milliliter = Ten 100 milliliter = Twenty 50 milliliter
Conversion of liter into milliliter and milliliter into liter:
(i) To convert liter into milliliter, we write three zeroes (000) to the right of the number of liters.
As, 1 liter = 1000 milliliter, 5 liter
= 5000 milliliter
(ii) To convert milliliters into liters, we take the first 3 digits of the number from the extreme right as milliliters and the rest are written as liters.
Workedout problems conversion of standard unit of capacity:
1. Convert the following into ml:
(i) 7 liters
We know, 1 liter = 1000 milliliter
= 7 × 1000 milliliters
= 7000 milliliters
Therefore, 7 liters = 7000 milliliters
(ii) 15 liters
We know, 1 liter = 1000 milliliter
= 15 × 1000 ml
= 15000 ml
Therefore, 15 liters = 15000 milliliters
(iii) 4 l 70 ml
We know, 1 liter = 1000 milliliter
= 4 × 1000 ml + 70 ml
= 4000 ml + 70 ml
= 4070 ml
Therefore, 4 l 70 ml = 4070 milliliters
2. Express the following in liters and milliliters:
(i) 6000 ml
= 6 liters 000 milliliters
= 6 l
Therefore, 6000 ml = 6 liter
(ii) 3579 ml
= 3 l + 579 ml
= 3 l 579 ml
Therefore, 3579 ml = l 579 ml
(iii) 15437 ml
= 15 l + 437 ml
= 15 l 437 ml
Therefore, 15437 ml = 15 l 437 ml
Thus, the three digits from the right denote milliliters and remaining digits denote liters.
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