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cubic decimeters to cubic meters
cu dmcu m
100 cu dm 0.1 cu m
200 cu dm 0.2 cu m
300 cu dm 0.3 cu m
400 cu dm 0.4 cu m
500 cu dm 0.5 cu m
600 cu dm 0.6 cu m
700 cu dm 0.7 cu m
800 cu dm 0.8 cu m
900 cu dm 0.9 cu m
1000 cu dm 1 cu m
1100 cu dm 1.1 cu m
1200 cu dm 1.2 cu m
1300 cu dm 1.3 cu m
1400 cu dm 1.4 cu m
1500 cu dm 1.5 cu m
1600 cu dm 1.6 cu m
1700 cu dm 1.7 cu m
1800 cu dm 1.8 cu m
1900 cu dm 1.9 cu m
2000 cu dm 2 cu m

How to convert

1 cubic decimeter (cu dm) = 0.001 cubic meter (cu m). Cubic Decimeter (cu dm) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system. Cubic Meter (cu m) is a unit of Volume used in Metric 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 Meters - A Unit of Volume

Definition of the Cubic Meter

A cubic meter (symbol m3 or meter cube) is a unit of volume that is used in the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of 1 meter (3 feet, 36 inches, or 0.9144 meters) in length.

One cubic meter is equal to 1000 liters, 35.3 cubic feet, or 1.3 cubic yards.

History of the Cubic Meter

The cubic meter is derived from the meter, which is the base unit of length in the SI system. The meter was originally defined in 1793 as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole along a meridian through Paris. The meter was later redefined several times based on different physical standards, such as a platinum-iridium bar and a wavelength of light. The current definition of the meter, adopted in 1983, is based on the speed of light in vacuum

The cubic meter was first used as a unit of volume for measuring water supply in France in the late 18th century. It was also used for measuring gas, wood, and other substances. The cubic meter was adopted as a standard unit of measure in the SI system in 1960. It is still widely used today for various purposes, such as science, engineering, commerce, and everyday life.

How to Convert Cubic Meters

To convert cubic meters 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 meters to liters, multiply by 1000.
    • Example: 2 m3 x 1000 = 2000 L
  • To convert cubic meters to cubic feet, multiply by 35.3.
    • Example: 2 m3 x 35.3 = 70.6 ft3
  • To convert cubic meters to cubic yards, multiply by 1.3.
    • Example: 2 m3 x 1.3 = 2.6 yd3
  • To convert cubic meters to gallons (US liquid), multiply by 264.
    • Example: 2 m3 x 264 = 528 gal
  • To convert cubic meters to bushels (US), multiply by 28.4.
    • Example: 2 m3 x 28.4 = 56.8 bu
  • To convert cubic meters to barrels (oil), multiply by 6.29.
    • Example: 2 m3 x 6.29 = 12.58 bbl

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

  • To convert liters to cubic meters, divide by 1000.
    • Example: 2000 L / 1000 = 2 m3
  • To convert cubic feet to cubic meters, divide by 35.3.
    • Example: 70.6 ft3 / 35.3 = 2 m3
  • To convert cubic yards to cubic meters, divide by 1.3.
    • Example: 2.6 yd3 / 1.3 = 2 m3
  • To convert gallons (US liquid) to cubic meters, divide by 264.
    • Example: 528 gal / 264 = 2 m3
  • To convert bushels (US) to cubic meters, divide by 28.4.
    • Example: 56.8 bu / 28.4 = 2 m3
  • To convert barrels (oil) to cubic meters, divide by 6.29.
    • Example: 12.58 bbl / 6.29 = 2 m3

Where Cubic Meters are Used

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

Some examples are:

  • In most countries that use the metric system, cubic meters are used for measuring water supply, gas consumption, wood volume, and other liquids and solids.
  • In some countries that use the imperial system, such as the United Kingdom and Canada, cubic meters are used for measuring natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and electricity.
  • In the European Union, cubic meters are used for measuring carbon dioxide emissions and energy consumption.
  • In the aviation industry, cubic meters are used for measuring the cargo capacity of aircraft and air freight.
  • In the shipping industry, cubic meters are used for measuring the volume of containers and cargo ships.

Example Conversions of Cubic Meters to Other Units

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

  • 1 m3 = 1000 L
  • 1 m3 = 35.3 ft3
  • 1 m3 = 1.3 yd3
  • 1 m3 = 264 gal
  • 1 m3 = 28.4 bu
  • 1 m3 = 6.29 bbl
  • 1 m3 = 0.001 km3
Cubic meters also can be marked as m3.



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