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.
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.
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.