Converting Fluid Ounces to Milliliters

Worked Unit Conversion Example Problem

Fluid ounces and milliliters are units of volume.
Fluid ounces and milliliters are units of volume. Ashok Rodrigues, Getty Images

This example problem demonstrates how to convert fluid ounces to milliliters. Fluid ounces are a common U.S. liquid measure, abbreviated as fl oz or oz fl. Milliliters are a metric unit of volume, abbreviated ml or mL.

Fluid Ounces To Milliliters Example Problem

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

Solution

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

1 fl oz. = 29.57 ml

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

volume in ml = (volume in fl oz) x (29.57 ml/1 fl oz.)

volume in ml = (12 x 29.57) ml

volume in ml = 354.84 ml

Answer

A 12 fl oz soda can contains 354.82 ml.