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Flags of USA, UK, Canada, India, and Australia liter or litre?

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Write the answers to the questions below. Reminder: 1 liter = 1,000 milliliters

illustration of a jug of water and a calendar with 7 days highlighted

1. Calvin was told he should drink 2 liters of water every day. If he did this, how much water would he drink in 1 week (7 days)?

He would drink 14 liters of water in 1 week.

an illustration of medicine being poured from a bottle to a measuring spoon

2. A patient was given medicine. She took 5ml of medicine 3 times in one day. How much medicine did she take in total that day?

She took 15 milliliters of medicine that day.

an illustration of a bottle of concentrated juice next to a part-filled cup under a tap

3. Greta was making a drink of squash. She poured 200 ml of concentrate into a glass which had a total capacity of 550 ml. How much water is needed to fill the remainder of the glass?

350 ml of water would be needed to fill the remainder of the glass.

an illustration of 2 large bottles of cola next to six cans of cola

4. A six-pack of cola contained 6, 300 ml cans. Is the volume of cola in the six-pack more or less than the volume of cola in two 1 liter bottles?

The total volume of cola in the six-pack is 1800 ml which is less than in the two liter bottles of water which contain 2 L or 2,000 ml.

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Related Resources

The various resources listed below are aligned to the same standard, (3MD02) taken from the CCSM (Common Core Standards For Mathematics) as the Measurement Worksheet shown above.

Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l).1 Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.2

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Volume

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Volume

Weight

Similar to the above listing, the resources below are aligned to related standards in the Common Core For Mathematics that together support the following learning outcome:

Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects

 

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