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Volume and Capacity

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Volume and capacity

  • The volume of a 3D shape is the amount of space inside it.
  • The capacity is the amount of a substance that the shape could hold.
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  • Standard units for volume are cubic metres (m3), cubic centimetres (cm3) and cubic millimetres (mm3).
  • Standard units for capacity are litres (l) and millilitres (ml).
  • The imperial unit for capacity is gallons.
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Converting between volumes

  • To convert between different units of volume, write out the measure as a multiplication and convert each part separately.

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1.1Place Value

1.2Factors & Multiples


1.4Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

1.5Growth & Decay

1.6Measurements & Units



3Ratio, Proportion & Rates of Change

4Geometry & Measures



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