How is volume measured? (Continued)

Here's part of the beauty of the metric system:

1 milliliter of liquid occupies a volume of 1 cm³

Therefore, both of these units (mL and cm³) can be used to express the same volume of liquids. And the mass of 1 mL or 1 cm³ of water is 1 gram!

See how it all fits together?

Remember, all metric prefixes for grams also apply to meters and liters:
 Unit 1/1,000,000 1/1,000 1/100 Basic Unit 1,000 1,000,000 meter Micrometer Millimeter Centimeter Meter Kilometer Megameter liter Microliter Milliliter Centiliter Liter Kiloliter Megaliter

How many milliliters are in 1 liter???

Right - 1000!  Here's the exact way to calculate it:

1       liter     =    1 milliliter                  1 liter = 1,000 milliliters.
1,000

 Brain Twister Now this one's a little harder.  How many cubic centimeters are in 1 cubic meter?

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