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liters to cups
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1 l 4.2268 cup
2 l 8.4535 cup
3 l 12.6803 cup
4 l 16.907 cup
5 l 21.1338 cup
6 l 25.3605 cup
7 l 29.5873 cup
8 l 33.814 cup
9 l 38.0408 cup
10 l 42.2675 cup
11 l 46.4943 cup
12 l 50.721 cup
13 l 54.9478 cup
14 l 59.1745 cup
15 l 63.4013 cup
16 l 67.628 cup
17 l 71.8548 cup
18 l 76.0816 cup
19 l 80.3083 cup
20 l 84.5351 cup

How to convert

1 liter (l) = 4.22675284 cup (cup). Liter (l) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system. Cup (cup) is a unit of Volume used in Cooking 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

Cups: A Unit of Volume

Cups are a unit of volume that are used to measure liquids, such as water, milk, oil, vinegar, etc. They are also used to measure some dry ingredients, such as sugar, flour, rice, etc. They are different from tablespoons and teaspoons, which are smaller units of volume. They are also different from quarts and gallons, which are larger units 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 Cups

A cup is defined as 250 milliliters (ml) in the metric system of measurement. It is equivalent to 8.45 fluid ounces or 0.25 quarts in the US customary system. A cup is also equal to 8.8 imperial fluid ounces or 0.22 imperial quarts in the British imperial system.

History of Cups

The origin of the term cup as a unit of measure is uncertain, but it may have derived from the Latin word cuppa, which means a small vessel for drinking. Cups have been used since ancient times to store and transport various liquids and dry goods. The size and shape of cups 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 cups as a unit of measure dates back to the medieval times, when the European system of measurement was established. The standard size of these cups was based on the pint, which was originally defined as the volume of a pound of water at 62 °F. The cup was convenient for measuring and dividing smaller amounts of liquids and dry goods.

The use of cups as a unit of measure continued until the 20th century, when the metric system of measurement was adopted in most countries. The cup was gradually replaced by units such as milliliters, grams, etc. However, some countries and regions still use cups for certain types of liquids and dry ingredients, especially in cooking and baking.

How to Convert Cups

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

  • To convert cups to milliliters: multiply by 250
  • To convert cups to fluid ounces: multiply by 8.45
  • To convert cups to tablespoons: multiply by 16
  • To convert cups to quarts: multiply by 0.25
  • To convert cups to gallons: multiply by 0.0625
  • To convert cups to BOE: divide by 1,200

Where Cups are Used

Cups are mainly used in cooking and baking in some countries and regions that use the US customary system or the British imperial system of measurement. They are often used for measuring and adding liquids such as water, milk, oil, vinegar, etc., and dry ingredients such as sugar, flour, rice, etc., to recipes.

In some countries that use the metric system of measurement, such as Canada and Australia, cups are sometimes used as an informal or approximate unit of volume for certain types of liquids and dry ingredients. For example, in Canada, maple syrup is sometimes sold by the cup, which is equivalent to about 250 ml or 0.25 liters.

In some countries that have their own traditional units of volume based on vessels or containers, such as China and Japan, cups are not commonly used or recognized. Instead, they use units such as sheng (about 1 liter), ge (about 200 ml), or chawan (about 180 ml).

Example Conversions of Cups to Other Units

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

  • 1 cup = 250 milliliters

  • 2 cups = 16.9 fluid ounces

  • 3 cups = 48 tablespoons

  • 4 cups = 1 quart

  • 5 cups = 0.3125 gallons

  • 6 cups = 0.005 BOE

  • 1 milliliter = 0.004 cup

  • 2 fluid ounces = 0.237 cup

  • 3 tablespoons = 0.188 cup

  • 4 quarts = 16 cups

  • 5 gallons = 80 cups

  • 6 BOE = 7,200 cups.

US customary cup can be abbreviated as c., = 236.5882365 millilitres = 1/16 U.S. customary gallon = 1/4 U.S. customary quart



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