# How to learn to translate liters in decimeters

Liters and cubic decimeter volume determined. They are applicable in many devices metering of gas consumption. In everyday life we often use the concept of a liter. Consider how liters associated with decimeter and how to translate one value - to another.

## Instruction how to learn to translate liters in decimeters

Step 1:

In practice, everything is simple. Namely, the two values - a unit volume. Volume - is roughly the capacity of the body or the substance. In Russia, the main measurement system - metric in which 1 liter = 1 dm³ = 1000 cm³. Accordingly liter and dm is equal values.

Step 2:

Example. How many cubic decimetres contains a three-liter jar? Solution: three cubic decimeter correspond to three liters. Answer: three cubic decimeter.

Step 3:

Cubic decimeter - a unit of the SI system, equal to one thousandth of a cubic meter, and the liter - not, at the same time is also one thousandth cubic meter, this is the main difference.

Step 4:

Sometimes mistaken for a liter unit mass equal to a kilogram. This is not true. The mass of water in one liter of capacity, very close to one kilogram under normal conditions (namely, 998.2 grams). But the mass of oxygen, a volume of one liter, under normal circumstances can not be equal to one kilogram (namely 1.29 g). Weight per liter of a body or substance depends on the density calculated by the formula: m = p * V, where m - the mass, p - the density, V - volume.

Step 5:

An interesting fact is that in 1964 the ratio of cubic meters and liters was installed. If we compare a modern liter to a liter of the sample in 1901 year, the difference amounts to 0.000028 liters.

Step 6:

So, the final formula, valid today: 1 liter = 1 dm³ = 0.001 m³ = 1000 cm³.