**Capacity**

Capacity is defined as the maximum quantity of something an object can hold.

**Units of capacity**

Capacity can be measured in litres and millilitres.

**Litre is the standard unit of capacity. **

A litre is a bigger unit and a millilitre is a smaller unit of capacity.

**How can we measure the capacity of the container? **

We use measuring jugs to know the capacity of the containers.

**Example:**

The jug can hold a liquid of 1l or 1,000 ml. Hence, the measuring jug has a capacity of 1l.

**How can we compare the capacities? **

We use three symbols to compare.

**Let’s learn with the examples: **

Choose the correct symbol.

250 ml < 1,000ml

250 ml is less than 1,000 ml.

250 ml + 250 ml + 250 ml + 250 ml = 1,000ml

1,000 ml = 1,000 ml

4 cups of 250 ml are equivalent to 1 jug of 1,000 ml.

**Let’s try a question:**

Question: Which container has more capacity?

**Explanation:**

The capacity of the container A = 2l

The capacity of the container B = 3l

The capacity of container B is more than container A.

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