Converting Milliliters to Liters

Worked Unit Conversion Example Problem

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This example problem demonstrates how to convert milliliters to liters.


A soda can holds 350 ml of liquid. If someone were to pour 20 soda cans of water into a bucket, how many liters of water are transferred to the bucket?


First, find the total volume of the water.

Total volume in ml = 20 cans x 350 ml/can
Total volume in ml = 7000 ml

Second, convert ml to L

1 L = 1000 ml

Set up the conversion so the desired unit will be cancelled out.

In this case, we want L to be the remaining unit.

volume in L = (volume in ml) x (1 L/1000 ml)
volume in L = (7000/1000) L
volume in L = 7 L


7 liters of water was poured into the bucket.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Converting Milliliters to Liters." ThoughtCo, Mar. 15, 2017, Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, March 15). Converting Milliliters to Liters. Retrieved from Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Converting Milliliters to Liters." ThoughtCo. (accessed January 21, 2018).