Metric Capacity Word Problems Worksheet

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  • I know how to solve metric capacity word problems by adding and subtracting metric capacity.

    How to convert between different metric capacity?

    1 liter (L) = 1000 milliliters (mL)

    To convert from a larger unit to a smaller unit, we multiply.
    For example, to convert 12 liters to milliliters, multiply by 1,000:
    12 liters = 12 × 1,000 = 12,000 milliliters.

    To convert from a smaller unit to a larger unit, we divide.
    For example, to convert 17,000 milliliters to liters, divide by 1000:
    17,000 milliliters = 17,000 ÷ 1,000 = 17 liters.

    Have a look at this video if you need to review how to convert between the metric capacity.

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(Answers on the second page.)
Metric Capacity Word Problems Worksheet

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1. John’s mother combined 3,500 milliliters of tropical drink, 3 liters 95 milliliters of ginger ale, and 1 liter 600 milliliters of pineapple juice to make punch. How much punch did John’s mother make?
L mL

2. A family drank 1 liter 210 milliliters of milk at breakfast. If there were 3 liters of milk before breakfast, how much milk is left?
L mL

3. Petra’s fish tank contains 9 liters 578 milliliters of water. If the tank can hold 12 liters 455 milliliters of water, how many more milliliters of water does she need to fill the tank?
L mL

4. The Smith’s hot tub has a capacity of 1,458 liters. Mrs. Smith put 750 milliliters of water in the tub. How much water needs to be added to fill the hot tub completely?

5. Sammy’s bucket was filled with 2,530 milliliters of water, Marie’s bucket was filled with 2 liters 30 milliliters of water, and Katie’s bucket was filled with 2 liters 350 milliliters of water. Whose bucket had the least amount of water?
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6. At football practice, the water jug was filled with 18 liters 530 milliliters of water. At the end of practice, there were 795 milliliters left. How much water did the team drink?
L mL

7. 27,545 milliliters of the car’s gas were used. Then 19 liters 878 milliliters more were used. If the gas tank can hold 56 liters 202 milliliters of gas, how much gas remains?
L mL

8. Jennifer was making 2,170 milliliters of her favorite drink that combines iced tea and lemonade. If she put in 1 liter 300 milliliters of iced tea, how much lemonade does she need?

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