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liters to cubic yards
lcu yd
100 l 0.1308 cu yd
200 l 0.2616 cu yd
300 l 0.3924 cu yd
400 l 0.5232 cu yd
500 l 0.654 cu yd
600 l 0.7848 cu yd
700 l 0.9156 cu yd
800 l 1.0464 cu yd
900 l 1.1772 cu yd
1000 l 1.308 cu yd
1100 l 1.4387 cu yd
1200 l 1.5695 cu yd
1300 l 1.7003 cu yd
1400 l 1.8311 cu yd
1500 l 1.9619 cu yd
1600 l 2.0927 cu yd
1700 l 2.2235 cu yd
1800 l 2.3543 cu yd
1900 l 2.4851 cu yd
2000 l 2.6159 cu yd

How to convert

1 liter (l) = 0.001307951 cubic yard (cu yd). Liter (l) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system. Cubic Yard (cu yd) is a unit of Volume used in Standard system.

Liters - A Unit of Volume

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

Cubic Yards: A Unit of Volume

A cubic yard is a unit of volume that is commonly used in the United States and Canada. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of one yard (three feet or 36 inches) in length. One cubic yard is equal to 27 cubic feet or about 0.765 cubic meters. The symbol for cubic yard is yd<sup>3</sup> or cu yd.

How to Convert Cubic Yards

To convert cubic yard to other units of volume, you need to multiply or divide by the appropriate conversion factor. For example, to convert cubic yard to liters, you need to multiply by 764.555, which is the number of liters in one cubic yard. To convert liters to cubic yard, you need to divide by the same factor.

Here are some common conversion factors for cubic yard:

  • 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet
  • 1 cubic yard = 46,656 cubic inches
  • 1 cubic yard = 0.765 cubic meters
  • 1 cubic yard = 764.555 liters
  • 1 cubic yard = 201.974 US liquid gallons
  • 1 cubic yard = 168.179 imperial gallons

Where Cubic Yard is Useds

Cubic yard are used to measure the volume of various materials, such as soil, sand, gravel, concrete, mulch, compost, etc. They are also used to estimate the amount of space needed for storage or transportation of these materials.

For example, in landscaping and gardening, cubic yard are used to calculate how much soil or mulch is needed to fill a garden bed or cover a lawn. A general rule of thumb is that one cubic yard covers 100 square feet at a depth of three inches.

In construction and engineering, cubic yard are used to measure the volume of concrete or asphalt needed for a project. For example, a driveway that is 10 feet wide and 40 feet long and has a thickness of four inches would require about 4.9 cubic yards of concrete.

Cubic yard are also used in some countries to measure the volume of waste or recyclables collected by garbage trucks or dumpsters. For example, in Canada, a standard garbage truck can hold about 25 cubic yards of waste.

Definition of the Cubic Yard

A cubic yard is a unit of volume that belongs to the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. It is derived from the unit of length, the yard, which was originally defined as the distance from the tip of the nose to the end of the thumb of King Henry I of England.

A cube is a three-dimensional shape that has six equal square faces. The volume of a cube is calculated by multiplying the length of one side by itself three times. Therefore, the volume of a cube with sides of one yard is one yard times one yard times one yard, or one cubic yard.

History of Cubic Yards

The origin of the cubic yard can be traced back to the ancient Roman unit of measurement, the amphora, which was a clay vessel used to store liquids such as wine or oil. One amphora was equivalent to about 0.026 cubic meters or 0.035 cubic yards.

The amphora was later replaced by the tun, which was a large wooden barrel used to store wine or beer. One tun was equivalent to about 0.953 cubic meters or 1.28 cubic yards.

The tun was then divided into smaller units, such as the hogshead, the barrel, and the gallon. The gallon was originally defined as the volume of eight pounds of wheat. In 1824, the British Parliament standardized the imperial gallon as the volume of 10 pounds of water at 62 degrees Fahrenheit, which is equal to about 4.546 liters or 0.0012 cubic yards.

In 1836, the US Congress adopted the wine gallon as the standard US liquid gallon, which is equal to about 3.785 liters or 0.001 cubic yards.

The cubic yard was officially adopted as a unit of measurement in both Britain and the United States in the late 19th century.

Example Conversions of Cubic Yards to Other Units

Here are some examples of how to convert cubic yard to other units of volume:

  • To convert 2 cubic yards to cubic feet, multiply by 27: 2 x 27 = 54 cubic feet.
  • To convert 3 cubic yards to liters, multiply by 764.555: 3 x 764.555 = 2293.665 liters.
  • To convert 4 cubic yards to US liquid gallons, multiply by 201.974: 4 x 201.974 = 807.896 US liquid gallons.
  • To convert 5 cubic yards to imperial gallons, multiply by 168.179: 5 x 168.179 = 840.895 imperial gallons.
  • To convert 6 cubic yards to cubic meters, multiply by 0.765: 6 x 0.765 = 4.59 cubic meters.
  • To convert 7 cubic yards to cubic inches, multiply by 46,656: 7 x 46,656 = 326,592 cubic inches.
  • To convert 8 cubic yards to crude barrels, multiply by 4.809: 8 x 4.809 = 38.472 crude barrels.
Cubic yards also can be marked as yd3.



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