A teaspoon has a capacity of five millilitres. What is the capacity of the jam jar?
We know that this is a question about capacity. And we’re told that a teaspoon has a capacity of five millilitres. This means that one teaspoon can hold five millilitres. Capacity is the amount that something can hold. We’re asked to find the capacity of the jam jar. And we’re given an important fact to help us.
We’re told that one jar is equal to five teaspoons. This means that one jar can hold five teaspoons of jam. If one teaspoon is equal to five millilitres or holds five millilitres, what would five teaspoons hold? To get from one teaspoon to five teaspoons, we would need to multiply by five. We need to do the same to the measurement, five multiplied by five.
We know that five fives or five times five is 25. So five millilitres times five is 25 millilitres. So the capacity of the jam jar, or the amount of jam that the jar holds, is 25 millilitres.
If one spoon has a capacity of five millilitres, five spoons will have the capacity of 25 millilitres.