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cubic decimeters to gallons
cu dmgal
1 cu dm 0.2642 gal
2 cu dm 0.5283 gal
3 cu dm 0.7925 gal
4 cu dm 1.0567 gal
5 cu dm 1.3209 gal
6 cu dm 1.585 gal
7 cu dm 1.8492 gal
8 cu dm 2.1134 gal
9 cu dm 2.3775 gal
10 cu dm 2.6417 gal
11 cu dm 2.9059 gal
12 cu dm 3.1701 gal
13 cu dm 3.4342 gal
14 cu dm 3.6984 gal
15 cu dm 3.9626 gal
16 cu dm 4.2268 gal
17 cu dm 4.4909 gal
18 cu dm 4.7551 gal
19 cu dm 5.0193 gal
20 cu dm 5.2834 gal

How to convert

1 cubic decimeter (cu dm) = 0.264172052 gallon (gal). Cubic Decimeter (cu dm) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system. Gallon (gal) 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.

Gallons: A Unit of Volume

Gallons are a unit of volume that are used to measure liquids, such as water, milk, oil, wine, etc. They are also used to measure some dry goods, such as grains, fruits, nuts, etc. They are different from cups, which are a smaller unit of volume. They are also different from liters, which are a larger unit of volume. 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 Gallons

A gallon is defined as a unit of liquid capacity in both the US customary and imperial systems of measurement. However, the size of a gallon varies depending on the type of gallon used:

  • A US liquid gallon is equal to 3.785 liters or 0.833 UK gallons in the metric system. It is equivalent to 231 cubic inches or 128 fluid ounces in the US customary system.
  • A US dry gallon is equal to 4.405 liters or 0.969 UK gallons in the metric system. It is equivalent to 268.8 cubic inches or 148.9 fluid ounces in the US customary system.
  • A UK gallon is equal to 4.546 liters or 1.2 US liquid gallons in the metric system. It is equivalent to 277.4 cubic inches or 160 fluid ounces in the imperial system.

History of Gallons

The origin of the term gallon as a unit of measure is uncertain, but it may have derived from the Old French word galon, which means a large liquid measure. Gallons have been used since ancient times to store and transport various liquids and dry goods. The size and shape of gallons varied depending on the type and quantity of the goods, the availability of materials, and the customs of different regions and countries.

The use of gallons as a unit of measure dates back to the medieval times, when the European system of measurement was established. The standard size of these gallons was based on the wine gallon, which was originally defined as the volume of eight pounds of wine at 62 °F. The gallon was convenient for measuring and dividing larger amounts of liquids and dry goods.

The use of gallons as a unit of measure continued until the 20th century, when the metric system of measurement was adopted in most countries. The gallon was gradually replaced by units such as liters, kilograms, etc. However, some countries and regions still use gallons for certain types of liquids and dry goods, especially in the United States and the United Kingdom and its former colonies.

How to Convert Gallons

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

  • To convert US liquid gallons to liters: multiply by 3.785

  • To convert US liquid gallons to cubic inches: multiply by 231

  • To convert US liquid gallons to fluid ounces: multiply by 128

  • To convert US liquid gallons to UK gallons: multiply by 0.833

  • To convert US liquid gallons to BOE: divide by 5

  • To convert US dry gallons to liters: multiply by 4.405

  • To convert US dry gallons to cubic inches: multiply by 268.8

  • To convert US dry gallons to fluid ounces: multiply by 148.9

  • To convert US dry gallons to UK gallons: multiply by 0.969

  • To convert US dry gallons to BOE: divide by 4.6

  • To convert UK gallons to liters: multiply by 4.546

  • To convert UK gallons to cubic inches: multiply by 277.4

  • To convert UK gallons to fluid ounces: multiply by 160

  • To convert UK gallons to US liquid gallons: multiply by 1.2

  • To convert UK gallons to BOE: divide by 6.1

Where Gallons are Used

Gallons are mainly used in some countries and regions that use the US customary system or the imperial system of measurement. They are often used for measuring and adding liquids such as water, milk, oil, wine, etc., and dry goods such as grains, fruits, nuts, etc., to recipes.

In some countries that use the metric system of measurement, such as Canada and Australia, gallons are not commonly used or recognized. Instead, they use units such as liters, kilograms, etc.

Example Conversions of Gallons to Other Units

Here are some examples of converting gallons to other units of volume:

  • 1 US liquid gallon = 3.785 liters

  • 2 US liquid gallons = 462 cubic inches

  • 3 US liquid gallons = 384 fluid ounces

  • 4 US liquid gallons = 3.332 UK gallons

  • 5 US liquid gallons = 1 BOE

  • 1 US dry gallon = 4.405 liters

  • 2 US dry gallons = 537.6 cubic inches

  • 3 US dry gallons = 446.7 fluid ounces

  • 4 US dry gallons = 3.876 UK gallons

  • 5 US dry gallons = 1.087 BOE

  • 1 UK gallon = 4.546 liters

  • 2 UK gallons = 554.8 cubic inches

  • 3 UK gallons = 480 fluid ounces

  • 4 UK gallons = 4.8 US liquid gallons

  • 5 UK gallons = 0.82 BOE.

The US gallon is equal to 3.785411784 liters and defined as 231 cubic inches.



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