Converting Milliliters to Liters

Worked Unit Conversion Example Problem

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Converting Milliliters to Liters." ThoughtCo, Mar. 15, 2017, thoughtco.com/converting-milliliters-to-liters-609312. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, March 15). Converting Milliliters to Liters. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/converting-milliliters-to-liters-609312 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Converting Milliliters to Liters." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/converting-milliliters-to-liters-609312 (accessed October 22, 2017).
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This example problem demonstrates how to convert milliliters to liters.

Problem:

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?

Solution:

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

Answer:

7 liters of water was poured into the bucket.

Format
mla apa chicago
Your Citation
Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Converting Milliliters to Liters." ThoughtCo, Mar. 15, 2017, thoughtco.com/converting-milliliters-to-liters-609312. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, March 15). Converting Milliliters to Liters. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/converting-milliliters-to-liters-609312 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Converting Milliliters to Liters." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/converting-milliliters-to-liters-609312 (accessed October 22, 2017).