Metric units of capacity |
1. The liter
The units of capacity are used to measure liquids. The fundamental unit for measuring capacity is the liter which is equal to a cubic decimeter. In the picture, we see that the fluid of a 1 liter container fits in a box that is one decimeter on each side.
The abbreviation for liter is l.
2. Multiples of the liter
These are:
1 decaliter is equal to 10 liters: 1 dal = 10 l.
1 hectoliter is equal to 100 liters: 1 hl = 100 l.
1 kiloliter is equal to 1000 liters: 1 kl = 1000 l.
1 myrialiter is equal to 10000 liters: 1 myl = 10000 l.
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