Online calculator to convert liters to cubic decimeters (L to dm3) with formulas, examples, and tables. Our conversions provide a quick and easy way to convert between Volume units.

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How to convert L to dm3: Enter a value in the L field and click on the "Calculate cubic dm" button. Your answer will appear in the dm3 field.


Conversion Definitions


The following is a list of definitions relating to conversions between liters and cubic decimeters.

What is a liter (L)?

A liter is a unit of volume in the Metric System. The symbol for liter is L. There are 1 liters in a cubic decimeter. The International spelling for this unit is litre.

What is a cubic decimeter (dm3)?

A cubic decimeter is a unit of volume in the Metric System. The symbol for cubic decimeter is dm3. There are 1 cubic decimeters in a liter. The International spelling for this unit is cubic decimetre.


Conversion Formula


Let"s take a closer look at the conversion formula so that you can do these conversions yourself with a calculator or with an old-fashioned pencil and paper.

The formula to convert from L to dm3 is:

dm3 = L x 1

Conversion Example


Next, let"s look at an example showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting from liters to cubic decimeters (L to dm3).

Liter to Cubic Decimeter Conversion Example

Task: Convert 30 liters to cubic decimeters (show work)Formula:L x 1 = dm3Calculations:30 L x 1 = 30 dm3Result:30 L is equal to 30 dm3
For quick reference purposes, below is a conversion table that you can use to convert from L to dm3.


Liters to Cubic Decimeters Conversion Chart

liters (L)cubic decimeters (dm3)
1 L1 dm3
2 L2 dm3
3 L3 dm3
4 L4 dm3
5 L5 dm3
6 L6 dm3
7 L7 dm3
8 L8 dm3
9 L9 dm3
10 L10 dm3
20 L20 dm3
30 L30 dm3
40 L40 dm3
50 L50 dm3
75 L75 dm3
100 L100 dm3
250 L250 dm3
500 L500 dm3
750 L750 dm3
1,000 L1,000 dm3
2,500 L2,500 dm3
5,000 L5,000 dm3
7,500 L7,500 dm3
10,000 L10,000 dm3
25,000 L25,000 dm3
50,000 L50,000 dm3
75,000 L75,000 dm3
100,000 L100,000 dm3
250,000 L250,000 dm3

The following tables provide a summary of the Volume units (both Fluid Volume units and Cubic Volume units) within their respective measurement systems.

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Fluid Volume Units

UnitSymbolMeasurement SystemDescription
US teaspoonsUS tspUS Customary Units6 US tsp = 1 US fl oz
US tablespoonsUS tbspUS Customary Units1 US tbsp = 3 US tsp
US fluid ouncesUS fl ozUS Customary Units1 US fl oz = 2 US tbsp
US cupsUS cupUS Customary Units1 US cup = 8 US fl oz
US pintsUS ptUS Customary Units1 US pint = 2 US cups
US quartsUS qtUS Customary Units1 US quart = 2 US pints
US gallonsUS galUS Customary Units1 US gallon = 128 US fl oz
Imperial teaspoonsImperial tspImperial System4.8 Imp tsp = 1 Imp fl oz
Imperial tablespoonsImperial tbspImperial System1 Imp tbsp = 3 Imp tsp
Imperial fluid ouncesImperial fl ozImperial System1 Imp fl oz = 1.6 Imp tbsp
Imperial pintsImperial ptImperial System1 Imp pint = 20 Imp fl oz
Imperial quartsImperial qtImperial System1 Imp quart = 2 Imp pints
Imperial gallonsImperial galImperial System1 Imp gallon = 160 Imp fl oz
nanolitersnLMetric System1 L = 1,000,000,000 nL
microlitersμLMetric System1 L = 1,000,000 μL
millilitersmLMetric System1 L = 1,000 mL
centiliterscLMetric System1 L = 100 cL
decilitersdLMetric System1 L = 10 dL
litersLMetric Systembase unit
decalitersdaLMetric System10 L = 1 daL
hectolitershLMetric System100 L = 1 hL
kiloliterskLMetric System1,000 L = 1 kL
megalitersMLMetric System1,000,000 L = 1 ML

Note: There is a difference between US Customary Units and the Imperial System for volume conversions. The US gallon contains 128 US fluid ounces, whereas the Imperial gallon contains 160 Imperial fluid ounces.

Cubic Volume Units

UnitSymbolMeasurement SystemDescription
cubic inchesin3US Customary Units/Imperial System46,656 in3 = 1 yd3
cubic feetft3US Customary Units/Imperial System1 ft3 = 1,728 in3
cubic yardsyd3US Customary Units/Imperial System1 yd3 = 27 ft3
cubic milesmi3US Customary Units/Imperial System1 mi3 = 5,451,776,000 yd3
cubic millimetersmm3Metric System1 m3 = 1,000,000,000 mm3
cubic centimeterscm3Metric System1 m3 = 1,000,000 cm3
cubic decimetersdm3Metric System1 m3 = 1,000 dm3
cubic metersm3Metric Systembase unit
cubic decameterdam3Metric System1 dam3 = 1,000 m3
cubic kilometerkm3Metric System1 km3 = 1,000,000,000 m3

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