Understanding volume or capacity is especially important in the field of medicine or chemistry when one is dealing constantly with liquid measurement.

What is volume or capacity? In math, capacity is the amount a container will hold when full

Capacity is generally measured in milliliters, liters, or kiloliters.Take a look at the following container, which is a rectangular prism

By definition, 1000 cm

So, the container above has a volume or capacity of 1 liter. This container is grossly or approximately the same size and has the same capacity as a large bottle of soda

So, 1 milliliter = 1 liter/1000 = 1000 cm

1 milliliter is grossly the dimension of a container with length, width, and height of 1 cm, 1 cm, and 1 cm respectively since 1 cm × 1 cm × 1 cm = 1 cm

In real life this could be compared to the capacity of a dose of medicine

1 kiloliter is approximately the capacity of a king-size water bed

As you may have noticed, kiloliters are used to measure huge quantity

Other real life examples of capacity:

Amount of oil or gas heat in your tank

Annual milk production in Massachusetts

Amount of water in swimming pool

Amount of water consumed in a day by a human being ( About 1-6 liters technically. Depends on how thirsty you are)

A carton of ice cream

Amount of milk a cow will give per day.

By the way a cow can probably produce about 4 gallons of milk a day

Since 1 US gallon = 3.785 liters, 4 gallons = 4 × 3.785 = 15.14 liters

A glass of water

A one scoop ice cream

A bottle of perfume

I hope understanding volume and capacity was made clystal clear with these real life examples of volume

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