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Definition Of Capacity

Capacity is the amount of liquid a container can hold. In other words, capacity is the volume of a container given in terms of liquid measurement.

Examples of Capacity

The figure shows the tub in which Susan usually stores water for the cows. The capacity of the tub could be about 5 liters.

exaple of Capacity

Video Examples:Measuring Capacity

Solved Example on Capacity

Ques: Find the capacity of a cylinder with base radius of 5 units and height 7 units.


A. 5
B. 7
C. 25
D. 549.8
Correct Answer: D


Step 1: Base radius = 5 and Height = 7
Step 2: Capacity of the cylinder = Its volume = πr2h = π × 52 × 7 = 549.8 cubic units.