If you are confused about the addition and the subtraction of capacity? you landed on the correct page where you will get plenty of information. This article explains the relation between liter and milliliter, how to add and subtract the capacities. You can also check the solved examples of addition and subtraction of capacities for a better understanding of the concept.

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## How to Add and Subtract Capacity Measurements?

We will discuss the addition and subtraction of measuring capacity. In doing addition/subtraction we may convert one type of unit to another unit. So we must know the relation between the units. The standard unit of measuring capacity is a liter and the smaller unit is a milliliter. In a short notation, it can be specified as *l* and milliliter as *ml*. The smallest quantities are measured in *ml.*

### Relationship between liter (*l*) and milliliter (*ml*)

We know that one of the 1000 parts of a liter (*l*) is called a milliliter (*ml*).

So, 1 liter = 1000 milliliter

or, 1 *l* = 1000 *ml
*and, 1000

*ml*= 1

*l*

## Adding Liters and Milliliters Examples

Consider some examples of addition and subtraction of measuring capacity in liters and milliliters.

**Example 1:
**A milk container holds 35

*l*and 850

*ml*of milk. Out of it, 10

*l*and 250

*ml*milk are consumed. Find how many liters of milk is left in the can now?

Solution:

Quantity of milk in the milk container = 35

*l*850

*ml*

Quantity of milk consumed = 10

*l*250

*ml*

Quantity of milk left = 35

*l*850

*ml*– 10

*l*250

*ml*

Thus,

*l*

*ml*

35 850

__-10 250__

__25 600__

850

*ml*– 250

*ml*= 600

*ml*

35

*l*– 10

*l*= 25

*l*

=25

*l*600

*ml*

Therefore, quantity of milk left = 7

*l*150

*ml*

**Example 2:
**

**(i) Add the capacities of 348**

*ml*and 451

*ml*

Solution:

348

*ml*

__+ 451__

*ml*

__799__Therefore, Addition of 348

*ml*

*ml*,451

*ml*is 799

*ml*.

(ii) Subtract 143 from 798

*ml*

Solution:

798

*ml*

__– 143__

*ml*__655__Therefore, Subtraction of 143

*ml*

*ml*from 798

*ml*is 655

*ml*

**Example 3:
**In a water tin, there are 25 liters of water and in another water tin there are 10 liters of water. How much water is there in the two water tins?

Solution:

Quantity of water in the first water tin=25

*l*

Quantity of water in the second water tin=10

*l*

Quantity of water in both water tins=25

*l*+10

*l*

=35

*l*

Therefore, water in both tins= 35

*l*

**Example 4:
**Add the capacities of 25

*l*925

*ml*and 5

*l*753

*ml convert into ml.*

Solution:

We know 1

*l*=1000

*ml*

Now convert

*l*into

*ml*by multiplying with 1000 and then add both numbers.

25

*l*925

*ml*=25(1000)+925

*ml*

= 25000+925

*ml*

=25925

*ml*

5

*l*753

*ml*=5(1000)+753

*ml*

=5000+753

*ml*

=5753

*ml*

Now add

1 1

25925

*ml*

__+5753__

*ml*

__31678__Therefore, the addition of 25

*ml*

*l*925

*ml*and 5

*l*753

*ml*is 31 l 678

*ml.*

**Example 5:
**Subtract the capacity of 163

*l*-23

*l*

Solution:

153

*l*

__-23__

*l*__130__Therefore, the subtraction of 153

*l*

*l -23 l=130 l*

**Example 6:
**A tank holds 435 liters of water. 125 liters of water is pumped out from it. How much quantity of water is now left in the tank?

Solution:

Water in the tank=435

*l*

Water pumped out of the tank=125

*l*

Quantity of water left= 435-125

*l*

435

*l*

__-125__

*l*

__310__Therefore, Quantity of water left=310

*l*

*l*

**Example 7:
**Subtract 52

*l*580

*ml*from 85

*l*368

*ml*

Solution:

580>368 we can not subtract 580 from 368.

1

*l*is borrowed from 85, 368 becomes 1368, and 85 becomes 84.

Now subtract 580 from 1368

1368-580=788

*ml*

write 788 under

*ml*column

Subtract 52 from 84

84-52=32

Write 32 under

*l*column.

*l*

*ml*

85 368

__-52 580__

__32 788__

Therefore, subtraction of 85

*l*368

*ml*-52

*l*580

*ml*is 32

*l*788

*ml*

**Example 8:
**Subtract 18

*l*456

*ml*from 58

*l*323

*ml*

Solution:

456>323

we can not subtract 456 from 323.

1

*l*is borrowed from 58, 323 becomes 1323, and 58 becomes 57.

Now subtract 456 from 1323

1323-456=867

*ml*

write 867 under

*ml*column

Subtract 18 from 58

58-18=30

Write 30 under

*l*column.

*l*

*ml*

58 323

__-18 456__

__30 867__

Therefore, subtraction of 58

*l*323

*ml*-18

*l456*

*ml*is 30

*l*867

*ml*

**Example 9:
**Add 88

*l*218

*ml*from 11

*l*321

*ml*

Solution:

*l*

*ml*

8 8 218

__+1 1 321__

__9 9 539__

Therefore, the addition of 88

*l*218

*ml*and 11

*l*321

*ml*is 99

*l*539

*ml*.