Questions about the various units and conversions of volume. This category is also home to questions which ask the volume of certain objects given length, width, and height.
Asked in Cooking Measurements, Volume
How many cups are in a gallon?
1 US gallon = 16 US Cups (exact) = 15.14 Metric cups 1 Imperial Gallon = 19.215 US cups = 18.18 Metric cups Ans 2 I would agree totally on your US measurement, but in the rest of the world, a 'cup' is a nebulous amount and I think depends on which country you are in. In UK, a cup is half of an Imperial pint. I cannot find a 'metric cup' defined anywhere with authority, and your amounts specified above make it exactly half a litre - (that's a very large cup). This entire issue is further complicated by the usage of 'liquid'cups and 'dry volume' cups, and the use of ISU or SI (International System of Units) in some countries instead of 'original'Metric. A very confusing issue indeed! 1 gal = 16 cups 1 cup = 0.06 gal 1 gallon = 16 cups 1 cup =0.23 gallon
Asked in Volume
How many milliliters are in 1 liter?
There are 1000 milliliters in a liter This is because milli in the SI system means a thousandth (1/1000) or 0.001 (of a liter). To convert from liters to ml, multiply by 1000; To convert from milliliters to liters, divide by 1000. Other prefixes are listed below. 10^12 - Tera 10^9 - Giga 10^6 - Mega 10^3 - Kilo 10 - Unit 10^-1 - deci 10^-2 - centi 10^-3 - milli 10^-6 - micro 10^-9 - nano 10^-12 - pico 1 litre=1000 millilitres
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure, Volume
How many liters are in one gallon?
1 US gallon = 3.785411784 liters. 1 Imperial (UK) gallon = 4.54609188 liters. 1 liter = 0.26417205 US gallons 1 liter = 0.21996919 Imperial (UK) gallons Conversion to other units: 1 gallon [US, liquid] = 4 US quarts exactly 0.133681 ft3 and 128.000 fluid ounces and 0.003785 m3 and 3785.411 cm3 and 3785.411 ml Note that a liter is constant across the world, so a US liter = a UK, British, English, Canadian, Indian, Chinese, etc... liter. 3.785 liters per gallon.
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Volume
How are volume units related to length?
Here's all you need to know to convert between volumes (i.e. m^3 to cm^3). Volume is distance x distance x distance. Any formula you think about. Cube=L^3 or LxWxH, sphere is 4/3 pi x r^3 (r is distance), cylinder = pi x r^2 x L (r x 2 and L). Why is this? because volume extends to the 3rd dimension. What used confuse me was when my maths teacher said that there were 1,000,000 cm^3 in a metre cubed. I knew that 100cm were in a metre but it confused me passed this. Thing is, that difference becomes cubed due to it being 3rd dimension. i.e. the difference is actually 100x100x100, i.e. 1 million. Some other things to remember. 1 cm^3 is the same as 1 millilitre. cc actually means centimetre cubed, i.e. cm^3. As milli means 1 thousandth there are 1000ml in a litre, therefore 1000cm^3 in a litre. By definition, 1 cubic centimeter (cc or cm3) = 1 milliliter = 1 mL = 1/1000 L. ("Milli" means 1/1000th.) In this way, a standard unit of length, the meter, is directly related to a standard unit of volume, the litre. Thus, there are 1000 mL in a Litre, and that means that one cubic meter = 1000 L x 1000 mL/L = 1,000,000 mL = 1,000,000 cc (or exactly 1x106 cc), NOT 1000 cc as the previous contributor stated. When the previous contributor wrote about a cube, he should have been more clear and wrote: "In the special case of a cube, volume = (length of any side of the cube)3 since all sides of a cube are of equal length." In my opinion, the remainder of what the previous contributor wrote is correct and is a good description. If you are asking about the standard units of measure used, 1 liter is exactly 1000 cubic centimeters, and one US liquid gallon is exactly 231 cubic inches. If you are asking about calculating volume, that can be determined from length measurements. In the special case of a cube, volume = length3. . In all other regular objects with straight sides (prism, pyramid, etc.) the volume will have a relationship to the length of any particular object that depends upon the geometry of the shape. In a rectangular prism, such as a shoe box, the volume is directly proportional to the length of any single dimension. . For spherical shapes, the volume is 4/3 pi r3, where r is the length of the radius. For other shapes, the volume formula may be more complicated, and for irregular shapes, the volume may have to be estimated. . Some irregular shapes' volumes cannot be estimated or measured by length. The volume of a daisy flower, for example, can not readily be measured by conventional length measurements because the shape of the object (all those petals, stamen, stigma, filaments, and sepals, not to mention the stem, leaves, and roots) make it too difficult to calculate the volume by measure straight lengths. Other methods are required to measure the volumes of such irregular objects, including liquid displacement or three dimensional surface scanning or tomography.
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Volume
How much does 1 liter of beer weighs in Kg?
How many cubic feet of potting soil for a three gallon pot?
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Volume
Why is milk measure in gallons and not by liter?
We all use basic arithmetic (+ - / *) in everyday life, and reading powers and scientific notation is useful for things like programming and reading some national geographic magazines and what not. The Pythagorean theorem is useful for some things. But I don’t understand how quadratic equations, calculus, radical expressions, sequences/series, and imaginary and complex numbers are used in everyday life. What are some REAL, USEFUL applications of these things?
How do you convert litres into pounds?
There is no equivalence. A pound is a measure of mass. A litre is a measure of volume. The two measure different things and, according to basic principles of dimensional analysis, conversion from one to the other is not valid. If you are not convinced, consider a litre of air. How many pounds? Next consider a litre of water. How many pounds? The masses of equal volumes of the two substances will clearly be very different. There is no direct conversion between mass and volume: You need to know the density of the substance to enable you to carry out the conversion. If you can find the density of the substance (grams) then to convert the amount of litres to pounds: Convert it to kilograms to maintain the same unit Multiply the number of kilograms by 2.20462 (pounds/ kilogram) The result will be the amount of litres of the substance in kilograms
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Area, Volume
How many cubic feet are in a gallon?
Gallons per cubic foot 1 cubic foot = 7.4805 US gallons 1 cubic foot -=6.2288 Imperial gallons One cubic foot is equal to 7.4805 US Gallons, -6.2288 Imperial Gallons Also, 1 cubic foot = 1728 cubic inches 1 US gallon = 231 cubic inches (by definition) 1 cubic foot = 1728/231 gallons = 576/77 gallons ~= 7.48 gallons 1 US gallon = 231/1728 cubic feet ~= 0.133681 cubic feet Sample Water Bill Calculation Assumptions: Note: . This refers to 100 cubic feet. If your bill says you used 10 ccf, that would be 1000 cubic feet, or almost 7500 US gallons. Also: "Water bills" can also include other costs such as sewer and trash collection. Read your bill closely to determine exactly what you're paying for.