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Litres

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Conversion Formulae

The conversion formula for litres (L) to US pints (US pt) conversions is as follows:

• 1 litre = 2.113376419 US pints

The conversion formula for US pints (US pt) to litres (L) conversions is as follows:

• 1 US pint = 0.473176473 litres
Litres

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.

SI Metric

Definition

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.

Metre

Abbreviation

Formal: L,l

The abbreviations Lt, lt, Ltr and ltr are also sometimes seen.

Information

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.

Wikipedia: Litre

BIPM: SI accepted unit (See Table 6)

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.

Conversion Formulae

• 1 litre = 1,000,000 cubic millimetres
• 1 litre = 1,000 cubic centimetres
• 1 litre = 1 cubic decimetre
• 1 litre = 0.001 cubic metres
• 1 litre = 0.000001 cubic decametres
• 1 litre = 0.000000001 cubic hectometres
• 1 litre = 0.000000000001 cubic kilometres

• 1 cubic millimetre = 0.000001 litres
• 1 cubic centimetre = 0.001 litres
• 1 cubic decimetre = 1 litre
• 1 cubic metre = 1,000 litres
• 1 cubic decametre = 1,000,000 litres
• 1 cubic hectometre = 1,000,000,000 litres
• 1 cubic kilometre = 1,000,000,000,000 litres
US Pints

The US Customary pint is a measure of liquid volume equal to 1/8th of a US gallon.

US Customary

Definition

The US Customary pint is defined as 1/8th of a US Customary gallon.

US Liquid Gallon

Abbreviation

Formal: pt

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.

Information

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.

Wikipedia: US Pint

US Customary pints are in daily use in the United States, Liberia and dependent territories.

Conversion Formulae

• 1 US pint = 16 US fluid ounces
• 1 US pint = 4 US gills
• 1 US pint = 2 US cups
• 1 US pint = 0.5 US quarts
• 1 US pint = 0.125 US gallons
• 1 US fluid ounce = 0.0625 US pints
• 1 US gill = 0.25 US pints
• 1 US cup = 0.5 US pints
• 1 US quart = 2 US pints
• 1 US gallon = 8 US pints
Common Values L to US pt
 L US pt 1 2.11 2 4.23 3 6.34 4 8.45 5 10.57 6 12.68 7 14.79 8 16.91 9 19.02 10 21.13
 L US pt 10 21.13 20 42.27 30 63.40 40 84.54 50 105.67 60 126.80 70 147.94 80 169.07 90 190.20 100 211.34
 L US pt 100 211.34 200 422.68 300 634.01 400 845.35 500 1,056.69 600 1,268.03 700 1,479.36 800 1,690.70 900 1,902.04 1,000 2,113.38
Common Values US pt to L
 US pt L 1 0.47 2 0.95 3 1.42 4 1.89 5 2.37 6 2.84 7 3.31 8 3.79 9 4.26 10 4.73
 US pt L 10 4.73 20 9.46 30 14.20 40 18.93 50 23.66 60 28.39 70 33.12 80 37.85 90 42.59 100 47.32
 US pt L 100 47.32 200 94.64 300 141.95 400 189.27 500 236.59 600 283.91 700 331.22 800 378.54 900 425.86 1,000 473.18