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How to Convert Units of Volume

Conversions are performed by using a conversion factor. By knowing the conversion factor, converting between units can become a simple multiplication problem:

S * C = E

Where S is our starting value, C is our conversion factor, and E is our end converted result.

To simply convert from any unit into cubic meters, for example, from 10 liters, just multiply by the conversion value in the right column in the table below.

10 L * 0.001 [ (m3) / (L) ] = 0.01 m3

To convert from m3 into units in the left column divide by the value in the right column or, multiply by the reciprocal, 1/x.

0.01 m3 / 0.001 [ (m3) / (L) ] = 10 L

To convert among any units in the left column, say from A to B, you can multiply by the factor for A to convert A into m/s2 then divide by the factor for B to convert out of m3.  Or, you can find the single factor you need by dividing the A factor by the B factor.

For example, to convert from liters to gallons you would multiply by 0.001 then divide by 0.003785412.  Or, multiply by 0.001/0.003785412 = 0.26417203. So, to convert directly from L to gal you multiply by 0.26417203.

Units, symbols and conversion values
used in this volume calculator
To Convert from
Unit
Unit
Symbol
and Convert to
( m3 )
Multiply by
( m3 / Unit )
acre-foot ac ft cubic meter 1233.481838
barrel (Imperial) bl cubic meter 0.16365924
barrel (petroleum) bl cubic meter 0.158987295
barrel (U.S. dry) bl cubic meter 0.115628199
barrel (U.S. fluid) bl cubic meter 0.119240471
bushel (Imperial) bu cubic meter 0.03636872
bushel (U.S. dry) bu cubic meter 0.03523907
cord (firewood) cord cubic meter 3.624556364
cubic foot ft3 cubic meter 0.028316847
cubic inch in3 cubic meter 1.63871E-05
cubic centimeter cm3 cubic meter 0.000001
cubic meter m3 cubic meter 1
cubic mile mi3 cubic meter 4168181825
cubic yard yd3 cubic meter 0.764554858
cup (breakfast) c cubic meter 0.000284131
cup (Canadian) c cubic meter 0.000227305
cup (U.S.) c cubic meter 0.000236588
ounce (Imperial fluid) oz cubic meter 2.84131E-05
ounce (U.S. fluid) oz cubic meter 2.95735E-05
gallon (Imperial) gal cubic meter 0.00454609
gallon (U.S. dry) gal cubic meter 0.004404884
gallon (U.S. fluid) gal cubic meter 0.003785412
gill (Imperial) gi cubic meter 0.000142065
gill (U.S.) gi cubic meter 0.000118294
hogshead (Imperial) hhd cubic meter 0.32731848
hogshead (U.S.) hhd cubic meter 0.238480942
liter L cubic meter 0.001
milliliter mL cubic meter 0.000001
peck (Imperial) pk cubic meter 0.00909218
peck (U.S. dry) pk cubic meter 0.008809768
pint (Imperial) pt cubic meter 0.000568261
pint (U.S. dry) pt cubic meter 0.00055061
pint (U.S. fluid) pt cubic meter 0.000473176
quart (Imperial) qt cubic meter 0.001136523
quart (U.S. dry) qt cubic meter 0.001101221
quart (U.S. fluid) qt cubic meter 0.000946353
tablespoon (Canadian) tbsp cubic meter 1.42065E-05
tablespoon (Imperial) tbsp cubic meter 1.77582E-05
tablespoon (U.S.) tbsp cubic meter 1.47868E-05
teaspoon (Canadian) tsp cubic meter 4.73551E-06
teaspoon (Imperial) tsp cubic meter 5.91939E-06
teaspoon (U.S.) tsp cubic meter 4.92892E-06

References/ Further Reading

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - The NIST Guide for the use of the International System of Units - Appendix B, subsections B.8 Factors for Units Listed Alphabetically and B.9 Factors for units listed by kind of quantity or field of science.

Lide, David R., Daniel (Editor-in-Chief). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 89th Edition New York, NY: CRC Press, p. 1-28, 2008.

Wikipedia contributors. "Conversion of units" Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, last visited 24 Jun. 2011.

 

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