Litres to US Pints
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The conversion formula for litres (L) to US pints (US pt) conversions is as follows:
The conversion formula for US pints (US pt) to litres (L) conversions is as follows:
The litre is unit of volume accepted for use with the SI metric system, with size of 0.001 cubic metres or 1,000 cubic centimetres.
The litre is an SI accepted unit (See table 6 of the SI Brochure) of volume equal to 1 cubic decimetre or 1/1000th of a cubic metre.
The abbreviations Lt, lt, Ltr and ltr are also sometimes seen.
The litre (American spelling: liter) can be used with all the SI standard prefixes. Unlike the cubic volume units the prefixes have their standard factor when used with the litre.
The litre was one of the original metric units defined in 1795 in France as part of the new Republic's system of measurements. It was originally defined as 1 cubic decimetre.
Following this in 1901 at the 3rd CGPM conference it was redefined as the volume of 1 kilogram of pure water at maximum density (3.98°C) and standard atmospheric pressure (1atm).
The 1901 definition was dropped in 1964 at the 12th CGPM conference and the the litre once again became 1 cubic decimetre.
Litres are often used for measuring water (1kg of water is very close to 1 litre), beer, gasoline/petrol, paint and other liquids in everyday use.
The litre is in general use everywhere except the United States, Liberia and dependent territories. In other English speaking countries the use of litre is not universal, with Imperial measurements still being used for some commodities (e.g. the pint of beer or milk) and by some people.
The US Customary pint is a measure of liquid volume equal to 1/8th of a US gallon.
The US Customary pint is defined as 1/8th of a US Customary gallon.
US Liquid Gallon
The abbreviation p is also sometimes seen. When both UK and US pints are likely to be seen together UK pt or Imp pt and US pt are used.
The US pint is 1/8th of a US gallon and is equal to 16 fluid ounces (as opposed to the UK pint of 20 fluid ounces). US Customary liquid volume measures have their roots in the Queen Anne wine gallon defined in 1707 as 231 cubic inches.
US Customary measurements are now defined in terms of SI metric units and the US pint is exactly 0.473176473 litres.
US Customary pints are in daily use in the United States, Liberia and dependent territories.