Grade 3, Maths Olympiad (CBSE) - Capacity 

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Grade 3  |   Maths  |   Capacity, Length(conversions), Weight, Capacity, Olympiad, CBSE, ICSE, SOF, ITO


Capacity is the measurement to determine how much space is occupied by a thing.

There are various types of equipment and units to measure capacity. It is also known as volume.

Non Standard unit: Non-standard units are the units which are not frequently used as they bound to change from time to time and from person to person. 

Standard unit: Units which are widely accepted because they remain same over time and from person to person. E.g. milliliter, litre etc

Conversion table

1000 milliliter1 litre
1000 litre1 kilolitre
100 centilitre1 litre
10 decilitre1 litre
10 litre1 decalitre


Things to remember:

  1. Small volumes are measured in millilitre like medicine dosages.
  2. Water bottles are generally of 1 litre.
  3. Water tanks ranges from 100 litre to 1000 litre (1 kilolitre).


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