We know the two main units for capacitance measurement liter and Milliliters. In summary liter is written as’l‘ and Milliliters how ‘ml‘.

As for measuring the mass, we have made different measurements for weighing the different masses like 1kg, 500g, 250g, 200g etc. There are also different liters and milliliters in different shapes for measuring different capacities.

There are different types of shaped vessels with a capacity of one liter and there are some sizes over 1 liter which are 2 l, 5 l and 10 l.

There are some small units of measure in ml to measure small amounts of liquid. Some of these dimensions are 500 ml, 200 ml and 100 ml.

In the market and at home we can see some jars of 10 liters and 15 liters in cylindrical or cuboid shape. There are different types of drums with a capacity of 100 liters.

We know that 1 liter = 1000 milliliters (1 l = 1000 ml)

So 500 ml = 1/2 liter

250 ml = 1/4 liter

200 ml = 1/5 liter

100 ml = 1/10 liter

If we need to measure 300 ml of a liquid, we use the 200 ml and 100 ml capacity. To measure 700 ml of a liquid, we use the dimensions 500 ml and 200 ml.

We know that capacity is the amount of fluid a container can hold. The basic units of measurement for the capacity are liters (l) and milliliters (ml). We use milliliters (ml) for smaller amounts of liquid and liters (l) for larger amounts. We can convert l to ml by multiplying the number of liters by 1000 and milliliters (ml) into liters (l) by dividing the number of milliliters by 1000.

Questions and answers about units for capacitance measurement:

I. Choose the most appropriate measure:

1. Milk in a glass.

(i) Less than 1 liter

(ii) About 1 liter

(iii) More than 1 liter

2. Water in the swimming pool.

(i) Less than 1000 liters

(ii) About £ 1000

(iii) More than £ 1000

3. Water in a bottle.

(i) 1000 ml

(ii) 100 ml

(iii) 10 ml

4. Tea in a cup.

(i) About 500 ml

(ii) Approximately 250 ml

(iii) Approximately 25 ml

5. Amount of gasoline in a gasoline truck.

(i) 1200 liters

(ii) 1200 ml

(iii) 12 liters

6. Water in a bucket.

(i) 5 liters

(ii) 100 liters

(iii) 100 ml

7. Amount of medication in one teaspoon.

(i) 10 liters

(ii) 10 ml

(iii) 100 ml

8. Amount of water in 1 small ice cube.

(i) 20 liters

(ii) 1 liter

(iii) 50 ml

9. Amount of water in a water tank.

(i) 100 ml

(ii) 10 liters

(iii) 100 liters


I. 1. (i) Less than 1 liter

2. (iii) More than 1000 l

3. (i) 1000 ml

4. (ii) Approximately 250 ml

5. (i) 1200 l

6. (i) 5 liters

7. (ii) 10 ml

8. (iii) 50 ml

9. (iii) 100 liters

II. Choose the correct answer:

1. 5 l 8 ml is the same

(i) 58 ml

(ii) 508 ml

(iii) 5008 ml

2. 8 l is the same

(i) 800 ml

(ii) 8000 ml

(iii) 80,000 ml

3. 13425 ml is the same

(i) 13 L 425 ml

(ii) 1 liter of 3425 ml

(iii) 134 L 25 ml

4. 50 l is the same

(i) 5000 ml

(ii) 50,000 ml

(iii) 500 ml

5. 3 l 68 ml are the same

(i) 368 ml

(ii) 3680 ml

(iii) 3068 ml

6. 7 l 5 ml are the same

(i) 7005 ml

(ii) 7050 ml

(iii) 7500 ml


II. 1. (iii) 5008 ml

2. (ii) 8000 ml

3. (i) 13 L 425 ml

4. (ii) 50,000 ml

5. (iii) 3068 ml

6. (i) 7005 ml

III. Convert the following:

(i) 6 l = ……………… ml

(ii) 4800 ml = ……………… l

(iii) 24 l = ……………… ml

(iv) 9070 ml = ……………… l ……………… ml

(v) 8000 ml = ……………… l

(vi) 1098 ml = ……………… l ……………… ml

(vii) 32000 ml = ……………… l

(viii) 2177 ml = ……………… l ……………… ml


III. (i) 6000 ml

(ii) 4 liters of 800 ml

(iii) 24,000 ml

(iv) 9 L 70 ml

(v) 8 liters

(vi) 1 liter 98 ml

(vii) 32 liters

(viii) 2 l 177 ml

IV. Answer the following:

(i) A car’s gas tank has a capacity of 45 liters. The capacity in milliliters is ………………

(ii) A vessel has a capacity of 208000 ml. The capacity in liters is ………………

(iii) Sam used 3000 ml of milk to make a cattle. The milk used in liters is ………………

(iv) David has a bottle with 2 liters of 500 ml drinking water. The amount of water in the bottle in milliliters is ………………


IV. (i) 45,000 milliliters

(ii) 208 liters

(iii) 3 liters

(iv) 2500 milliliters

V. Fill in the gaps with the most appropriate unit (ml or l).

(i) water in the swimming pool

(ii) eye drops (medicine)

(iii) tea in a cup

(iv) gasoline in a car

(v) water in a bucket

(vi) juice that can be taken from 1 lemon

Units for measuring capacitance


V. (i) l

(ii) ml

(iii) ml

(iv) l

(v) l

(vi) ml

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