# Worksheet: Estimating Capacity: Customary Units

In this worksheet, we will practice how to measure and estimate capacity using customary units of capacity and how to use this skill to solve real-world problems.

Q1:

Scarlett wants to measure the capacity of a bucket as accurately as she can. Should she measure its capacity to the nearest gallon, quart, pint, cup, or fluid ounce?

• Ato the nearest quart
• Bto the nearest pint
• Cto the nearest cup
• Dto the nearest fluid ounce
• Eto the nearest gallon

Q2:

Matthew showers for 10 minutes. Has he used about 80 cups or 150 gallons of water?

Q3:

Jacob wants to know how much water he uses when he takes a 10 minutes shower. Would it be most appropriate to measure the amount of water in fluid ounces, cups, or gallons?

• Afluid ounces
• Bgallons
• Ccups

Q4:

What is the most appropriate estimation of the capacity of a water heater?

• A45 cups
• B45 gallons
• C45 fluid ounces
• D45 quarts
• E45 pints

Q5:

Chloe filled her car with a full tank of gas. Which of the following estimates is the most likely approximation for the amount of gas that Chloe bought?

• A15 gallons
• B30 pints
• C15 cups
• D90 quarts
• E30 fluid ounces

Q6:

Which of the following is the likely capacity of a standard drinking glass?

Q7:

What are the 5 basic customary units of capacity?