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Our volume unit converter helps you to easily convert the volume of an object, gas or liquid from one measurement unit to another. With this tool, you can easily solve your maths assignments, perform instant metric conversion online while in the laboratory, or help your friends, siblings solve their home work. This tool support both Metric and Imperial units, including km3, m3, dm3, cm3, mm3, cubic miles, cubic yards, cubic feet, cubic inches, liters (litres), milliliters (ml), fluid gallons (US & Imperial), fluid quarts (US & Imperial), fluid pints (US & Imperial), fluid ounces (US & Imperial), as well as tablespoons and teaspoons.
What is Volume?
Volume is a measure of the amount of space that an object takes up. It is usually expressed in units of cubic meters (m³) or cubic centimeters (cm³), but can also be measured in other units such as gallons, liters, or ounces.
The formula for calculating the volume of an object depends on the shape of the object. Here are the formulas for a few common shapes:
- Rectangular prism: Volume = length x width x height
- Cube: Volume = side x side x side (or Volume = edge x edge x edge)
- Cylinder: Volume = π x radius² x height, where π (pi) is approximately 3.14
- Sphere: Volume = 4/3 x π x radius³
Once you have the measurements needed for the formula, you can simply plug them in and calculate the volume. It's important to make sure that all measurements are in the same unit before calculating the volume.
You can use our volume calculators for formulas, references, and simple calculations to determine the volumes of different shaped objects. Myfavetools' Volume Converter can be useful if you already know or have measured the volume in one unit and need to convert it to another.
Metric volume units
Volume units part of the International System of Measurements (SI) are based on the base unit: the meter, hence the name "metric system". Since every unit of length has a corresponding unit of volume (the corresponding volume of a cube with the given side length) the standard unit of volume in SI is the cubic meter (cubic metre in British English). Other units include the cubic kilometer, cubic decimeter, cubic centimeter, cubic millimeter, liter (UK: litre), milliliter, and others. Our volume converter supports all of these metrics. Below is a reference table for these units relative to the cubic meter.
Choose the unit and convert freely between imperial and metric systems. Our calculator contains the following:
- cubic millimeters (mm³);
- cubic centimeters (cm³);
- cubic decimeters (dm³);
- cubic meters (m³);
- cubic inches (cu in);
- cubic feet (cu ft);
- cubic yards (cu yd);
- milliliters (ml);
- liters (l);
- gallons (US) / gallons (UK) (gal);
- quarts (US) / quarts (UK) (qt);
- pints (US) / pints (UK) (pt);
- fluid ounces (US) / fluid ounces (UK) (fl oz);
- US customary cups/glasses (236.59ml) (cups);
- tablespoons (15 ml) (tablespoons); and
- teaspoons (5 ml) (teaspoons).
FAQs on Volume Conversion
1. What is volume?
Volume is a measure of the amount of space that an object takes up.
2. What are some common units for measuring volume?
Some common units for measuring volume include cubic meters (m³), cubic centimeters (cm³), gallons, liters, and ounces.
3. How do you calculate the volume of a rectangular prism?
To calculate the volume of a rectangular prism, you multiply the length, width, and height together.
4. How do you calculate the volume of a cylinder?
To calculate the volume of a cylinder, you use the formula: Volume = π x radius² x height, where π (pi) is approximately 3.14.
5. How do you calculate the volume of a sphere?
To calculate the volume of a sphere, you use the formula: Volume = 4/3 x π x radius³.
6. How do I convert from liters to gallons?
To convert liters to gallons, you can use the following conversion factor:
1 L = 0.264 gal (US) = 0.22 gal (UK).
To convert a volume from liters to gallons, you would multiply the volume in liters by 0.264172. For example, if you have 10 liters of liquid that you want to convert to gallons, you would use the following calculation:
10 liters x 0.264172 gallons/liter = 2.64172 gallons
Therefore, 10 liters is equal to approximately 2.64 gallons.
7. How do I convert volume in the metric system?
Here are the conversion factors between the units:
- Identify the base unit: in this case, the cubic meter.
- Convert your value in the initial unit in cubic meters: here are the most common prefixes and how to convert them to
- cubic millimeter (
mm³): divide by
- cubic centimeter (
cm³): divide by
- cubic deciliter (
dm³): divide by
1,000(this is the liter).
- cubic millimeter (
- Convert the cubic meters in your final unit: apply the inverse conversion of the step before.
To convert between units of volume in the metric system, you simply need to multiply or divide by the appropriate conversion factor. For example:
1 liter (L) = 1000 milliliters (mL)
- To convert 2.5 liters to milliliters:
- Multiply 2.5 by 1000: 2.5 L x 1000 mL/L = 2500 mL
- 2.5 liters is equal to 2500 milliliters.
To convert 750 milliliters to liters:
- Divide 750 by 1000: 750 mL ÷ 1000 mL/L = 0.75 L
- Therefore, 750 milliliters is equal to 0.75 liters.
Remember to use the appropriate conversion factor depending on the units you are working with, and always make sure that your units cancel out properly so that you end up with the correct unit in your answer.
8. How much is 5 liters in cubic feet?
To convert from liters to cubic feet, we need to use the conversion factor:
1 liter = 0.0353147 cubic feet
Therefore, to convert 5 liters to cubic feet, we would multiply 5 by 0.0353147:
5 liters x 0.0353147 cubic feet/liter = 0.1765735 cubic feet
So 5 liters is equal to approximately 0.1766 cubic feet.
Another way to solve this is;
- Convert the volume in liters to a volume in cubic meters: divide by
5 L = 0.005 m³.
- Find the conversion factor between cubic meters and cubic feet. Since
1 m = 3.281 ft, we find that
1 m³ = 3.281³ ft³ = 35.32 ft³.
0.005 m³ = 0.005 × 35.32 ft³ = 0.177 ft³.
You can also use the conversion factor
0.001 × 35.32 = 0.03532 directly.
9. Why do we measure volume in cubic meters?
We measure the volume in cubic meters because volume measures the space occupied in three dimensions by an object. Since the meter is a measure of length, the square meter measures a two-dimensional quantity. By multiplying another time by the measurement unit of length, we would find a three-dimensional measurement unit. You can measure volume by using the third power of any measurement unit of length: inches, feet, centimeters, kilometers, etc.