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Title: Capacity


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Capacity
Section 9.6
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Units of capacity are generally used to measure
liquids. The number of gallons of gasoline needed
to fill a gas tank in a car, the number of cups
of water needed in a bread recipe, and the number
of quarts of milk sold each day at a supermarket
are all examples of using units of capacity.
Martin-Gay, Prealgebra, 5ed
3
U.S. Units of Capacity
Unit Fractions
8 fluid ounces (fl oz) 1 cup (c)
2 cups 1 pint (pt)
2 pints 1 quart (qt)
4 quarts 1 gallon (g)
Martin-Gay, Prealgebra, 5ed
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Capacity Metric System of Measurement
The liter is the basic unit of capacity in the
metric system. A liter is the capacity or volume
of a cube measuring 10 centimeters on each side.
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The prefixes for metric units of capacity are the
same as for metric units of length and mass.
Martin-Gay, Prealgebra, 5ed
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The two most commonly used units of capacity in
the metric system are the milliliter and the
liter.
As with length and mass, all units of capacity
are powers of 10 of the liter, so converting from
one unit of capacity to another only involves
moving the decimal point.
kl hl dal L dl cl ml
Using the listing of units of capacity, convert
5350 ml to liters.
5350 ml
5.350 L
Martin-Gay, Prealgebra, 5ed
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