## Metric units of volume

Volume measures capacity. For example, the volume of a bowl is the amount of space inside the bowl or how much water, for example it would take to fill the bowl.

In the metric system of measurement, the most common units of volume are milliliters and liters.

### How big is a milliliter?

A single raindrop contains about $1$ milliliter of liquid:

### How big is a liter?

This bottle contains about $1$ liter of liquid:

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## Converting liters to milliliters

To convert $\text{ liters}$ to $\text{milliliters}$ we multiply the number of $\text{liters}$ by $\greenD{1,000}$.

**Example:**

## Converting milliliters to liters

To convert $\text{milliliters}$ to $\text{liters}$ we divide the number of $\text{milliliters}$ by $\greenD{1,000}$.

**Example:**

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Convert larger units to smaller units

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