To calculate volume in liters, measure the dimensions of the object in centimeters, calculate the volume in cubic centimeters, and convert the volume to liters. The project requires a metric ruler. A calculator reduces the time to complete the calculations and the chances of a math error.Continue Reading
Place the zero mark of a metric ruler on one edge of the object, and read the measurement. The major divisions are each 1 centimeter apart, and the minor divisions are 0.1 centimeter apart. If using a millimeter ruler, labeled 'mm' before the first major division, the major divisions are labeled in increments of 10 centimeters. Convert the measurement to centimeters before proceeding.
Use the measurements to determine volume. Use the appropriate formula for the shape of the object. For a rectangular prism, area is the product of the length, width and height. For a cylinder, multiply the square of the radius by pi by the height. Use a pocket calculator to save time when multiplying decimal numbers.
There are 1,000 cubic centimeters in a liter. Multiply the volume of the object in cubic centimeters by the conversion factor 1 liter/1000 cubic centimeters. Label the final answer with the unit liters.
To convert milligrams (mg) to milliliters (ml), the number of milligrams must be multiplied by the density of the liquid, which equals the volume in liters,and then divided by 1,000 to convert liters to milliliters. The density of each liquid is unique.Full Answer >
Grams and liters are units of mass and volume so conversion between the two requires more information about the substance. The relationship of mass divided by volume is known as density, and density varies between substances.Full Answer >
One hectoliter is the same amount of volume as 100 liters. To convert hectoliters to liters, multiply the number of hectoliters by 100.Full Answer >
Cubic centimeters is the correct unit for measuring the volume of a solid. By contrast, liters are the correct units for measuring the volume of a liquid. For substances such as water, with a specific gravity of 1, each cubic centimeter of the liquid is equal to 1 milliliter of the liquid. However, most liquids have different specific gravities, so this relationship is not universal.Full Answer >