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cubic decimeters to cubic inches
cu dmcu in
1 cu dm 61.0237 cu in
2 cu dm 122.0475 cu in
3 cu dm 183.0712 cu in
4 cu dm 244.095 cu in
5 cu dm 305.1187 cu in
6 cu dm 366.1425 cu in
7 cu dm 427.1662 cu in
8 cu dm 488.19 cu in
9 cu dm 549.2137 cu in
10 cu dm 610.2374 cu in
11 cu dm 671.2612 cu in
12 cu dm 732.2849 cu in
13 cu dm 793.3087 cu in
14 cu dm 854.3324 cu in
15 cu dm 915.3562 cu in
16 cu dm 976.3799 cu in
17 cu dm 1037.4036 cu in
18 cu dm 1098.4274 cu in
19 cu dm 1159.4511 cu in
20 cu dm 1220.4749 cu in

How to convert

1 cubic decimeter (cu dm) = 61.0237441 cubic inch (cu in). Cubic Decimeter (cu dm) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system. Cubic Inch (cu in) is a unit of Volume used in Standard system.

Cubic Decimeters: A Unit of Volume

Cubic decimeters are a unit of volume that are used to measure the space occupied by a three-dimensional object or substance. They are also used to measure the capacity of containers, such as boxes, bottles, tanks, etc. They are different from cubic meters, which are a larger unit of volume. They are also different from liters, which are a unit of volume for liquids and gases. They are also different from barrel of oil equivalent (BOE), which is a unit of energy based on the approximate energy released by burning one barrel of crude oil.

Definition of Cubic Decimeters

A cubic decimeter is equal to the volume of a cube with sides of 1 decimeter (0.1 meter) in length. It is equivalent to 1000 cubic centimeters or 1 liter in the metric system.

History of Cubic Decimeters

The origin of the term cubic decimeter as a unit of measure is uncertain, but it may have derived from the Latin word cubus, which means cube, and the Greek word deka, which means ten. Cubic decimeters have been used since ancient times to measure the volume of various objects and substances. The size and shape of cubic decimeters varied depending on the type and quantity of the objects and substances, the availability of materials, and the customs of different regions and countries.

The use of cubic decimeters as a unit of measure dates back to the ancient times, when the decimal system of measurement was established. The standard size of these cubic decimeters was based on the meter, which was originally defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole. The cubic decimeter was convenient for measuring and dividing smaller amounts of volume.

The use of cubic decimeters as a unit of measure continued until the 20th century, when the metric system of measurement was adopted in most countries. The cubic decimeter was gradually replaced by units such as liters, milliliters, etc. However, some countries and regions still use cubic decimeters for certain types of volume, especially in science and engineering.

How to Convert Cubic Decimeters

To convert cubic decimeters to other units of volume, one can use the following formulas:

  • To convert cubic decimeters to liters: multiply by 1
  • To convert cubic decimeters to cubic meters: divide by 1000
  • To convert cubic decimeters to cubic inches: multiply by 61.024
  • To convert cubic decimeters to US fluid ounces: multiply by 33.814
  • To convert cubic decimeters to BOE: divide by 583

Where Cubic Decimeters are Used

Cubic decimeters are mainly used in some countries and regions that use the metric system or the SI system of measurement. They are often used for measuring the volume of solids, liquids and gases, such as water, oil, air, etc., and the capacity of containers, such as boxes, bottles, tanks, etc.

In some countries that use other systems of measurement, such as the imperial system or the US customary system, cubic decimeters are not commonly used or recognized. Instead, they use units such as gallons, quarts, pints, etc.

Example Conversions of Cubic Decimeters to Other Units

Here are some examples of converting cubic decimeters to other units of volume:

  • 1 cubic decimeter = 1 liter

  • 2 cubic decimeters = 0.002 cubic meters

  • 3 cubic decimeters = 183.072 cubic inches

  • 4 cubic decimeters = 135.256 US fluid ounces

  • 5 cubic decimeters = 0.0086 BOE

  • 1 liter = 1 cubic decimeter

  • 2 cubic meters = 2000 cubic decimeters

  • 3 cubic inches = 0.0491 cubic decimeters

  • 4 US fluid ounces = 0.1183 cubic decimeters

  • 5 BOE = 2915 cubic decimeters.

Cubic decimeters also can be marked as dm3.

Cubic Inches - A Unit of Volume

Definition of the Cubic Inch

A cubic inch (symbol in3 or cu in) is a unit of volume in the imperial and US customary (non-metric) units systems. It is the volume of a cube with each of its three dimensions (length, width, and height) being one inch (0.0254 meter) in length.

One cubic inch is equal to 0.000578704 cubic feet, 0.037037 cubic yards, or 0.016387064 liters.

History of the Cubic Inch

The cubic inch is derived from the inch, which is an ancient unit of length that was based on the length of a human thumb. The inch was originally divided into 12 lines, and later into 16 digits or 4 barleycorns. The inch was used in many different systems of measurement, such as the Roman, Anglo-Saxon, English, and Scottish systems. The inch was standardized by King Edward II of England in 1324 as the length of three barleycorns laid end to end. The current definition of the inch, adopted in 1959, is based on the international yard, which is defined as 0.9144 meter.

The cubic inch was first used as a unit of volume for measuring solid objects in England in the 14th century. It was also used for measuring other materials and substances, such as wood, stone, metal, water, and air. The cubic inch was adopted as a standard unit of measure in the imperial system in 1824, along with other units such as the gallon, the bushel, and the barrel. The cubic inch was also used in the US customary system, which is similar but not identical to the imperial system. The cubic inch is still widely used today for various purposes, such as engineering, commerce, and everyday life.

How to Convert Cubic Inches

To convert cubic inches to other units of volume, you need to multiply or divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

  • To convert cubic inches to cubic feet, multiply by 0.000578704.
    • Example: 2 in3 × 0.000578704 = 0.001157408 ft3
  • To convert cubic inches to cubic yards, multiply by 0.000037037.
    • Example: 2 in3 × 0.000037037 = 0.000074074 yd3
  • To convert cubic inches to liters, multiply by 0.016387064.
    • Example: 2 in3 × 0.016387064 = 0.032774128 L
  • To convert cubic inches to milliliters or cubic centimeters, multiply by 16.387064.
    • Example: 2 in3 × 16.387064 = 32.774128 mL or cm3
  • To convert cubic inches to gallons (US liquid), multiply by 0.00432900433.
    • Example: 2 in3 × 0.00432900433 = 0.00865800866 gal
  • To convert cubic inches to bushels (US), multiply by 0.000465025413.
    • Example: 2 in3 × 0.000465025413 = 0.000930050826 bu

To convert other units of volume to cubic inches, you need to divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

  • To convert cubic feet to cubic inches, divide by 0.000578704.
    • Example: 0.001157408 ft3 ÷ 0.000578704 = 2 in3
  • To convert cubic yards to cubic inches, divide by 0.000037037.
    • Example: 0.000074074 yd3 ÷ 0.000037037 = 2 in3
  • To convert liters to cubic inches, divide by 0.016387064.
    • Example: 0.032774128 L ÷ 0.016387064 = 2 in3
  • To convert milliliters or cubic centimeters to cubic inches, divide by 16.387064.
    • Example: 32.774128 mL or cm3 ÷ 16.387064 = 2 in3
  • To convert gallons (US liquid) to cubic inches, divide by 0.00432900433.
    • Example: 0.00865800866 gal ÷ 0.00432900433 = 2 in3
  • To convert bushels (US) to cubic inches, divide by 0.000465025413.
    • Example: 0.000930050826 bu ÷ 0.000465025413 = 2 in3

Where Cubic Inches are Used

Cubic inches are used for measuring various materials and substances in different countries and applications.

Some examples are:

  • In the United States and the United Kingdom, cubic inches are used for measuring the volume of small objects, such as jewelry, coins, dice, and marbles.
  • In the United States and Canada, cubic inches are used for measuring the engine displacement of automobiles, motorcycles, and aircraft.
  • In the United States and the United Kingdom, cubic inches are used for measuring the volume of air in pneumatic tools, tires, balloons, and airbags.
  • In the United States and the United Kingdom, cubic inches are used for measuring the volume of water in aquariums, fountains, and pools.
  • In the United States and the United Kingdom, cubic inches are used for measuring the volume of soil in gardening, landscaping, and farming.

Example Conversions of Cubic Inches to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of cubic inches to other units of volume:

  • 1 in3 = 0.000578704 ft3
  • 1 in3 = 0.000037037 yd3
  • 1 in3 = 0.016387064 L
  • 1 in3 = 16.387064 mL or cm3
  • 1 in3 = 0.00432900433 gal
  • 1 in3 = 0.000465025413 bu
  • 1 in3 = 0.0001030715 bbl
Cubic inches also can be marked as in3.



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