Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 decade ago

what is a convenient unit of volume for everyday use?

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4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Gallons, pints, quarts, cups, teaspoons, tablespoons, etc.

    OR preferably Liters.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Volume The standard unit of volume in the metric system is the LITER. One liter is equal to 1000 cubic centimeters in volume. Other units of volume and their equivalents in liters are as follows: 1 milliliter = 0.001 liter 1 centiliter = 0.01 liter 1 deciliter = 0.1 liter 1 kiloliter = 1000 liters From these units, we see that 1000 milliliters equal 1 liter; so 1 milliliter equals 1 cubic centimeter in volume. We symbolize these volumes as follows: 1 milliliter = 1 ml 1 centiliter = 1 cl 1 deciliter = 1 dl 1 liter = 1 l 1 kiloliter = 1 kl For reference, 1 liter is a little more than 1 quart. One teaspoon equals about 5 milliliters.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It depends.

    For most things that hold liquid or gas, such as baths, buckets, yoghurt containers, etc. - things that aren't too small, you would use litres. Litres are a volume that is ten centimetres cubed - 10 cm^3.

    You may also use millilitres for smaller things, such as teaspoons, or test tubes - and one millilitre is equal to 1 cm^3.

  • slaps
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I like cups or pints to describe what I am drinking, and gallons to describe what my car is drinking.

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