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.


Hannah 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


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


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

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