How do we measure liquids?

When we measure liquids, we usually measure in millilitres (ml) and litres (L).

Have a look at this picture:

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The big bottle holds 1000 ml.

The small bottle holds 500 ml.

The cup holds 100 ml.

1000 ml is greater than 100 ml.

The big bottle can hold the most water and the cup can hold the least water.

1 litre (L) is the same as 1000 millilitres (ml).


Example 1:

Which of these quantities is the greatest?

3 ml, 9 ml, 20 ml, 14 ml

The answer is 20 ml


Example 2:

Which of these quantities is the smallest?

13 L, 24 L, 5 L, 8 L

The answer is 5 L