Lesson 6 Multi-step Conversion Problems: Metric Liquid Volume
Let’s solve multi-step problems about metric liquid volume.
Warm-up Number Talk: Divide by Powers of 10
Find the value of each expression mentally.
Activity 1 Liquid Volume Conversions
Complete the table.
Decide if the two measurements are equal. If not, choose which one is greater. Explain or show your reasoning.
15 mL and 0.15 L
2,500 mL and 2.5 L
200 mL and
1 mL and
15,600 mL and 15.5 L
Activity 2 Rehydrating Dancers
There are 25 dancers in the performance group. During practice, each dancer drinks
Each bottle holds 500 mL of water. How many liters of water do the dancers drink? Explain or show your reasoning.
Each cooler holds 15 L of water. How many coolers does the team need? How much water will they have left over after practice? Explain or show your reasoning.
The dancers can make a sports drink by mixing 30 mL of drink mix with each 500 mL of water. How many liters of drink mix does the team need for their practice? Explain or show your reasoning.
Clare drinks 8 glasses of water each day. There are 235 milliliters in each glass. How many liters of water does Clare drink each day? Explain or show your reasoning.