- Volume: Amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object is called its volume.
- Capacity: Capacity means the ability of the hollow object to hold substance, i.e., solid, liquid, or gas. It is a measure, that ascertains the amount of space available in a container, that can be filled with matter.
The measure of this occupied space is called the Volume of the object.
The volume of an object is the measure of the space it occupies, and the capacity of an object is the volume of substance its interior can accommodate.
It is nothing but space, taken up by the substance which can be solid, liquid, or gas.
Hence, the unit of measurement of either of the two is a cubic unit.
Both solid and hollow objects have volume.
Capacity means the ability of the hollow object to hold substance, i.e., solid, liquid, or gas. It is a measure, that ascertains the amount of space available in a container, that can be filled with matter.
Measured in metric units such as liters, gallons, etc.
Only hollow objects have the capacity.
1 mL = 1 cm3,
1 L = 1000 cm3,
1 m3 = 1000000 cm3 = 1000 L.
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The diameter and length of a roller is 120 cm and 84 cm respectively. To level the ground, 200 rotations of the roller are required. Find the expenditure to level the ground at the rate of Rs. 10 per sq.m.
Find the ratio of the volumes of a cylinder and a cone having equal radius and equal height.
(A)1 : 2 (B) 2 : 1 (C) 1 : 3 (D) 3 : 1
A tank of cylindrical shape has radius 2.8 m and its height 3.5 m. Complete the activity to find how many litres of water the tank will contain.
Capacity of water tank = Volume of cylindrical tank
How many solid cylinders of radius 6 cm and height 12 cm can be made by melting a solid sphere of radius 18 cm?
Activity: Radius of the sphere, r = 18 cm
For cylinder, radius R = 6 cm, height H = 12 cm
∴ Number of cylinders can be made =`"Volume of the sphere"/(--)`
`= (4/3 pi"r"^3)/--`
`= (4/3 xx 18 xx 18 xx 18)/---`