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Lesson 9: Estimating and Measuring Capacity



 1. 

A recipe calls for 425 mL of flour for a cake. Use the measuring scoops below to answer the following questions.
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Which measuring scoops would you use to measure 425 mL?
a.
250 mL and 125 mL
c.
250 mL, 125 mL, and 50 mL
b.
250 mL and 80 mL
d.
250 mL, 125 mL, and 80 mL
 

 2. 

Which measuring scoops would you use to measure 255 mL?
a.
125 mL and 80 mL
c.
125 mL and 50 mL
b.
125 mL, 50 mL, and 80 mL
d.
50 mL, 50 mL, and 80 mL
 

 3. 

Which measuring scoops would you use to measure 630 mL?
a.
250 mL, 250 mL, 80 mL, and 80 mL
c.
250 mL, 125 mL, 50 mL, and 50 mL
b.
250 mL, 125 mL, 80 mL, and 80 mL
d.
250 mL, 250 mL, 80 mL, and 50 mL
 

 4. 

Which measuring scoops would you use to measure 1 L?
a.
4 of the 250 mL scoop
b.
2 of the 250 mL scoop and 2 of the 125 mL scoop
c.
3 of the 250 mL scoop and 4 of the 50 mL scoop
d.
4 of the 125 mL scoop and 3 of the 250 mL scoop
 

 5. 

Which measuring scoops would you use to measure 1475 mL?
a.
5 of the 125 mL scoop, 1 of the 80 mL scoop, and 2 of the 50 mL scoop
b.
5 of the 250 mL scoop, 1 of the 125 mL scoop, and 2 of the 50 mL scoop
c.
4 of the 250 mL scoop, 1 of the 125 mL scoop, and 3 of the 50 mL scoop
d.
3 of the 250 mL scoop, 1 of the 125 mL scoop, and 3 of the 50 mL scoop
 

 6. 

2 L of water runs into a bathtub every 15 s. How long would it take to fill a bathtub that holds 120 L of water?
a.
5 min
b.
20 min
c.
30 min
d.
15 min
 

 7. 

Veronica wanted to fill her pool with water. She discovered that the hose was broken and she had to use a 12 L pail to carry water to the pool.
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The pool holds 180 L of water. How many pails of water would Veronica need to fill the pool?
a.
15
b.
10
c.
18
d.
12
 

 8. 

In a race, contestants fill a 300 mL glass with a tablespoon. If a tablespoon holds 15 mL of water, how many spoonfulls are needed to fill the glass?
a.
30
b.
25
c.
20
d.
15
 

 9. 

Select the equivalent measurement of 3.2 L in millilitres.
a.
32 mL
b.
3200 mL
c.
320 mL
d.
0.32mL
 

 10. 

Select the equivalent measurement of 145 mL in litres.
a.
14.5 L
b.
1450 L
c.
1.45 L
d.
0.145 L
 



 
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