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A liter (l) and a centiliter (cl) are both units of measurement used to indicate volume, particularly in the metric system which is the most used internationally.
The liter is a non-SI unit of volume. It is defined as the volume of a cube where each side measures 10 cm, which is equal to 1 cubic decimeter (dm³). The liter is used in many situations to indicate content, such as in the food industry and in the sale of liquids such as gasoline or water.
A common example of a liter is a bottle of soda or water. Most of these bottles have a capacity of 1 liter.
A centiliter is a hundredth of a liter. The name comes from the Latin word 'centum', which means hundred. The unit is indicated by the symbol 'cl'.
An example of an object with a volume of about 1 centiliter is a sugar cube.
The conversion factor between liter and centiliter is quite simple: 1 liter equals 100 centiliters, and 1 centiliter is equal to 0.01 liter. This means that if you want to convert a volume in liters to centiliters, you multiply the number of liters by 100.
1 centiliter = 0.01 liter
If you want to convert from centiliters to liters, you divide the number of centiliters by 100.
1 liter = 100 centiliter
This table shows the ratio between liter and centiliter. To convert from liters to centiliters, we multiply by 100. Conversely, we divide by 100 to convert from centiliters to liters.