Question Video: Using Nonstandard Units to Compare the Capacities of Two Objects

Capacity is the amount that objects can hold. Finish the sentences to compare the capacity of the saucepan and the pot. Fill in the blank: The saucepan holds _ cups. Fill in the blank: The pot holds _ cups. Fill in the blank: The capacity of the pot is _ the capacity of the saucepan. [A] less than [B] greater than [C] the same as

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Capacity is the amount that objects can hold. Finish the sentences to compare the capacity of the saucepan and the pot. Fill in the blank: The saucepan holds what cups. Fill in the blank: The pot holds what cups. Fill in the blank: The capacity of the pot is what the capacity of the saucepan ⁠— less than, greater than, or the same as.

This is a long sentence with lots of parts. We know this question is about capacity or the amount that objects can hold. And we’re shown two objects, a saucepan and a pot. And we’re asked to work out how much each object can hold. First, we have to find how many cups of water the saucepan can hold. So let’s count the cups. One, two, three, four, five. The saucepan can hold five cups. So we can fill in the first blank. The saucepan holds five cups. Now let’s count how many cups the pot holds. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. The pot holds eight cups.

The final part of the question asks us to compare the capacity of the saucepan and the pot. We’re asked if the capacity of the pot is less than, greater than, or the same as the capacity of the saucepan. We know that the pot holds eight cups and the saucepan holds five cups. We know that eight is greater than five. So we can say that the capacity of the pot is greater than the capacity of the saucepan. We worked out that the capacity of the saucepan was five cups. The capacity of the pot was eight cups. And we know that eight is greater than five. So the capacity of the pot is greater than the capacity of the saucepan.

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