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If you have been asking yourself how many liters are in a milliliter, then you have arrived at the right website, too. 🙂
The liter is a metric unit of volume which is SI accepted; its unit symbol is l or L.
Likewise, the symbols for milliliter are ml and mL, always with a lowercase m.
Throughout our site we mainly use the American spelling liter, the international spelling is litre.
Read on to learn how to convert the capacity, and make sure to check out our volume converter.
Convert mL to L
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How to convert milliliters to liters in 2 easy steps:
- Divide the Volume by 1000
[mL] / 1000 = x
- Add the Unit Symbol for Liter
x → x L
You achieve the same result by moving the decimal point tree positions to the left.
For example, if you have 250 ml, you divide 250 by 1000 to obtain 0.25 L.
Or move the decimal point like this: 250.0 → 25.0 → 2.5 → 0.25.
With either method you get 250 mL = 0.25 L.
As we have shown, the conversion involves only a simple division.
How many Liters in a Milliliter?A milliliter is a submultiple of a liter, exactly one thousandths of a liter.
The mL into L formula is [L] = [mL] / 1000, so we can answer the question as follows:
Some countries are using the symbol ℓ for liter, so you may also encounter the milliliters to liter equivalence written as 1 mℓ = 0.001 ℓ; this ℓ is called script lowercase l.
For a list of the countries using the lowercase ℓ as symbol for liter, and for further information on the unit of volume and its multiples and submultiples check out the reference at the bottom.
In the previous section of our article we have taught you the math involved in the milliliters to liters conversion, yet we recommend always using our calculator above.
The frequently asked questions on the subject, along with the answers are next.
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Frequently Asked Questions About the ConversionPeople coming to our site often put the following questions into their preferred search engine:
How do I calculate mL?
To calculate mL multiply L by 1000.
What is the meaning of the L in mL?
L denotes the unit of volume liter.
How do you go from ml to l?
To obtain L divide the mL by 1000.
Is mL larger than L?
No, the unit mL is 1000 times smaller than L.
What is 1 liter of water in mL?
1 liter of water equals 1000 milliliters.
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