How Do You Determine the Best Customary Units to Measure a Capacity?

How Do You Determine the Best Customary Units to Measure a Capacity?

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Many customary units can be used to measure the capacity of an object, but usually one unit would be better to use than the others. In this tutorial, you'll see how to choose the best customary unit to measure the capacity for a given item.

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Background Tutorials

Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table.

You could use pints, quarts, or even gallons to measure the amount of milk in a container. Those units are all examples of customary units of capacity. This tutorial introduces these helpful units!