# Examples on Measurement of Capacity

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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