The **capacity** of a container is the volume of liquid that can fit
inside the container.
For example, the capacity of a hot water tank is the volume of water that
can fit inside the tank. The capacity of a petrol tank is the volume of
petrol that can fit inside the tank.
The standard units often used for capacity are the **litre (L)** and
the **millilitre (mL)**.
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A container with an inner volume of 1 cm^{3} will hold 1 mL of
liquid. That is:
We also use the units called **kilolitre (kL)** and even **megalitre
(ML)**.
Note:
Example 4
Express 3 L in mL.
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Example 5
Express 4500 mL in L.
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Example 6
Express 2.5 L in cm^{3}.
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Example 7
Express 3.46 kL in L.
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Example 8
Express 6890 L in kL.
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Example 9
A diving pool contains 985 kilolitres of water. How many litres is this?
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Example 10
A reservoir can hold 25 450 megalitres of water. What is its capacity in
litres?
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Example 11
Express 975 cm^{3} in litres.
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