How much is 50 cL in liters?


Quick Answer

Fifty centiliters is equal to 0.5 liters, also known as a half liter. This is because 100 centiliters make up 1 liter, or to put it differently, 1 centiliter is equal to 0.01 liters.

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Liters and centiliters are part of the metric system. Metric units have base units such as liters or meters, which can be combined with prefixes such as "centi-" or "deca-" to form related units, such as centiliters or decameters. To convert between the base unit and a unit with a prefix, one must multiply or divide by a factor of 10 - for example 1, 100 or 1,000. Which factor of 10 is used depends on the prefix. The prefix "centi-" indicates that 100 of the units make up 1 of the base unit.

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