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Capacity measurements


Introduction

The amount of liquid is equal to the internal volume of a container. After all, when we fill this container, the liquid takes the form of it. Capacity It is the internal volume of a container.

The fundamental unit of capacity is called liter. Liter It is the capacity of a cube that has 1dm of edge.

1l = 1dm3

Multiples and submultiples of the liter

Multiples

Core Unit

Submultiples

kiloliter

hectoliter

decaliter

liter

deciliter

centiliter

milliliter

kl

hl

dal

l

dl

cl

ml

1000l

100l

10l

1l

0.1l

0.01l

0.001l

Multipleskiloliterkl 1000l
hectoliter hl100l
decaliter dal10l
Core Unitliter l 1l
Submultiplesdeciliter dl0.1l
centiliter cl0.01l
milliliter ml0.001l

Each unit is 10 times larger than the next lower unit.

Relations:

1l = 1dm3

1ml = 1cm3

1kl = 1m3

Reading of capacity measurements

  • Example: Read the following measurement: 2,478 dal

klhldalldlclml
2,478

It reads "2 decaliters and 478 centiliters".

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