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8.10 Measure and estimate capacity

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Can you choose the appropriate unit to measure capacity? 

What is the appropriate capacity unit to measure a cup of coffee?

  1. mL

    A

    L

    B

    mL

    A

    L

    B

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How can we measure capacity?

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question 1

This vase was filled with water and then the water was poured into this measuring cup to find the vase’s capacity. What was the capacity of water in the vase?

  1. $\editable{}$ millilitres

Learn

This video uses some everyday objects to estimate capacity.

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question 2

Choose the best estimate for the capacity of a rainwater tank.

  1. $10$10 litres

    A

    $100$100 litres

    B

    $100$100 millilitres

    C

    $10$10 litres

    A

    $100$100 litres

    B

    $100$100 millilitres

    C

 

Remember!

If we have a measuring jug, we can fill a container, then pour it into a measuring jug to find out how much liquid it holds, its capacity. We often use millilitres (mL) and litres (L) to measure the capacity of liquids.

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