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Measures of Capacity

Liquids are measured in ounces, pints, quarts, and gallons ( Table 10.3 ).

Measures of Capacity

Math Note: You should be careful to distinguish between a liquid ounce, which is a measure of capacity, and an ounce, which is a measure of weight. Both measures are called ounces, but they are different.

Examples

Example 1

Change 5 gallons to quarts.

Solution 1

5 gal × 4 qt = 20 qt

Example 2

Change 7 pints to quarts.

Solution 2

7 pt ÷ 2 pt = 3.5 qt

Example 3

Change 3 pints 10 ounces to pints.

Solution 3

Measures of Capacity

Example 4

Change 72 pints to gallons.

Solution 4

Measures of Capacity

Measures of Capacity Practice Problems

Practice

Change:

1. 5 pt to ounces

2. 240 oz to pints

3. 7 pt 9 oz to ounces

4. 15 qt to pints

5. 6 gal to ounces

6. 45 oz to pints (write the remainder in ounces)

7. 9 qt 3 pt to quarts

8. 55 pt to gallons (write the remainder in quarts and pints)

9. 3.5 gal to pt

10. 16 oz to quarts

Answers

1. 80 oz

2. 15 pt

3. 121 oz

4. 30 pt

5. 768 oz

6. 2 pt 13 oz

7. 10.5 qt

8. 6 gal 3 qt 1 pt

9. 28 pt

10. 0.5 qt

Practice problems for these concepts can be found at: Measurement Practice Test.

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