Converting Fluid Ounces to Milliliters

Worked Unit Conversion Example Problem

Fluid ounces and milliliters are units of volume.
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This example problem demonstrates how to convert fluid ounces to milliliters. Fluid ounces are a common U.S. liquid measure. Milliliters are a metric unit of volume

Fluid Ounces To Milliliters Example Problem

A soda can contains 12 fluid ounces of soda. What is this volume in milliliters?


First, start out with the conversion formula between fluid ounces and milliliters:

1 fluid ounce = 29.57 milliliters

Set up the conversion so the desired unit will be canceled out. In this case, we want milliliters to be the remaining unit.

Volume in milliliters = (volume in fluid ounces) x (29.57 milliliters/1 fluid ounce.)

Volume in milliliters = (12 x 29.57) milliliters

Volume in milliliters = 354.84 milliliters


A 12 fluid ounce soda can contains 354.82 milliliters.