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 cubic decimeters to liters cu dm l 1 cu dm 1 l 2 cu dm 2 l 3 cu dm 3 l 4 cu dm 4 l 5 cu dm 5 l 6 cu dm 6 l 7 cu dm 7 l 8 cu dm 8 l 9 cu dm 9 l 10 cu dm 10 l 11 cu dm 11 l 12 cu dm 12 l 13 cu dm 13 l 14 cu dm 14 l 15 cu dm 15 l 16 cu dm 16 l 17 cu dm 17 l 18 cu dm 18 l 19 cu dm 19 l 20 cu dm 20 l

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1 cubic decimeter (cu dm) = 1 liter (l). Cubic Decimeter (cu dm) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system. Liter (l) 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.

Definition of the Liter

A liter (international spelling) or liter (American English spelling) (SI symbols L and l) is a unit of volume that is used in the metric system. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of 10 centimeters (0.1 meter) in length.

One liter is equal to 1000 cubic centimeters, 0.001 cubic meters, or 1 cubic decimeter.

History of the Liter

The liter is derived from the litron, which was an old French unit of volume that was based on the Greek unit of weight called the litra. The litron was equal to about 0.831 liters. The word liter was first used in 1795 by the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier as a unit of volume for liquids and gases. The liter was originally defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water at 4 °C and standard atmospheric pressure.

The liter was later redefined several times based on different physical standards, such as a platinum-iridium cylinder and a wavelength of light. The current definition of the liter, adopted in 1964, is based on the cubic meter, which is the SI unit of volume. The liter is not an SI unit, but it is accepted by the CGPM (the standards body that defines the SI) for use with the SI.

How to Convert Liters

To convert liters 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 liters to cubic centimeters, multiply by 1000.
• Example: 2 L x 1000 = 2000 cm3
• To convert liters to cubic meters, multiply by 0.001.
• Example: 2 L x 0.001 = 0.002 m3
• To convert liters to cubic decimeters, multiply by 1.
• Example: 2 L x 1 = 2 dm3
• To convert liters to gallons (US liquid), multiply by 0.264.
• Example: 2 L x 0.264 = 0.528 gal
• To convert liters to bushels (US), multiply by 0.037.
• Example: 2 L x 0.037 = 0.074 bu
• To convert liters to barrels (oil), multiply by 0.0063.
• Example: 2 L x 0.0063 = 0.0126 bbl

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

• To convert cubic centimeters to liters, divide by 1000.
• Example: 2000 cm3 / 1000 = 2 L
• To convert cubic meters to liters, divide by 0.001.
• Example: 0.002 m3 / 0.001 = 2 L
• To convert cubic decimeters to liters, divide by 1.
• Example: 2 dm3 / 1 = 2 L
• To convert gallons (US liquid) to liters, divide by 0.264.
• Example: 0.528 gal / 0.264 = 2 L
• To convert bushels (US) to liters, divide by 0.037.
• Example: 0.074 bu / 0.037 = 2 L
• To convert barrels (oil) to liters, divide by 0.0063.
• Example: 0.0126 bbl / 0.0063 = 2 L

Where Liters are Used

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

Some examples are:

• In most countries that use the metric system, liters are used for measuring liquids and gases, such as water, milk, juice, soda, beer, wine, oil, fuel, air, and oxygen.
• In some countries that use the imperial system, such as the United States and Canada, liters are used for measuring some liquids and gases, such as soft drinks, bottled water, milk, and propane.
• In the European Union, liters are used for measuring fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions of vehicles.
• In the medical industry, liters are used for measuring blood volume, urine output, and intravenous fluid administration.
• In the scientific industry, liters are used for measuring chemical solutions, reactions, and concentrations.

Example Conversions of Liters to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of liters to other units of volume:

• 1 L = 1000 cm3
• 1 L = 0.001 m3
• 1 L = 1 dm3
• 1 L = 0.264 gal
• 1 L = 0.037 bu
• 1 L = 0.0063 bbl
• 1 L = 0.001 kL

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