Here are some of the solved questions on examples on measurement of
capacity to get the idea to measure the capacity of the inside space
that is possessed by a vessel or a container.
Consider the following on examples on measurement of capacity:
1. Express the following in 'ml'
(i) 19 l
(ii) 21 l 75 ml
(iii) 28 l 350 ml
Solution:
1 l = 1000 ml
(i) 19 l
= 19 x 1000
= 19000 ml
(ii) 21 l 75 ml
= 21 x 1000 + 75
= 21000 + 75
= 21075 ml
(iii) 28 l 350 ml
= (28 x 1000) ml + 350 ml
= 28000 + 350
= 28350 ml
2. Convert the following into litres and millilitres.
(i) 75000 ml
(ii) 9485 ml
(iii) 23456 ml
Solution:
1000 ml = 1 l
(i) 75000 ml
= 75000 ml ÷ 1000
= 75 l
(ii) 9485 ml
= 9485 ml ÷ 1000
= 9 l 485 ml
(iii) 23456 ml
= 23456 ml ÷ 1000
= 23 l 456 ml
3. A water tank contains 2225 litres of water. During the day
975 l 325 ml of water is pumped out from the tank. How much water is
left in the tank?
Solution:
Water in the tank = 2225 liters
Water pumped out = 975 liters 325 ml
So, water left =
Therefore water left = 1249 l 675 ml
4. A milkman sold 55 l 575 ml of milk on the first day, 40
l 480 ml on the second day and 60 l 825 ml on the third day. What
quantity of milk did he sell during these three days?
Solution:
Milk sold on first day =
Milk sold on second day =
Milk sold on third day = +
So, total milk sold =
Therefore total milk sold = 156 l 880 ml
5. A Dettol bottle contains 500 ml of Dettol. How much Dettol is contained in 12 dozen such bottles?
Solution:
Since one bottle contains Dettol = 500 ml
Therefore, 12 x 12 bottles contain Dettol = 500 ml x 12 x 12
= 500 ml x 144
= 72000 ml
= 72 litres
6. A drum contains 12 litres 156 ml of varnish. It is supplied to 12 shops equally. How much varnish does each shop get?
Solution:
Varnish distributed to 12 shops = 12 l 156 ml
Varnish given to 1 shop = (12 l 156 ml) ÷ 12
= 12156 ml ÷ 12
= 1013 ml
= 1 l 13 ml
Each shop will get varnish = 1 l 13 ml
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