Welcome to the Smartick blog! This week we are going to look at a concept which we haven’t talked about in the blog yet: **measurements of capacity**.

###### Capacity

Measures the **quantity of liquid that an object holds.** For example, the capacity of a bottle is the quantity of liquid with which we can fill it. Another word for **capacity **is **volume**. Let’s say that **capacity is the volume that a body occupies in space**.

The principal unit for measuring the capacity of an object is the **liter**. But it is not the only one that we have. There are **multiples**, which are the units for specific capacities bigger than the liter and there are **sub-multiples**, which are the units for specific capacities which are smaller.

We can see the **units of capacity **in the following table:

There are more measurements of capacity but these are the most common:

**Kiloliter****Hectoliter****Decaliter****Liter****Deciliter****Centiliter****Milliliter**

###### I’ll show you more examples of measurements of capacity:

An Olympic-size pool is about 2500 kiloliters.

A bathtub is about 2 hectoliters.

A barrel is about 2 hectoliters.

A bottle has the capacity of approximately 1 liter.

A tube of toothpaste is approximately 1 deciliter.

A spoon is approximately 1 centiliter

I hope that you liked this week’s post about **measurements of capacity**. If so, don’t hesitate sharing it with your classmates and friends so that they can learn, too.

Until next week, keep learning elementary math with Smartick!

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- Learn How to Convert Mass Measures in the Metric System

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## BMASEMay 16 2019, 7:49 AM

Thanks for the notes