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A cubic decimeter (dm³) is a unit of volume in the decimal system, the metric system used by most countries around the world. It is a cube with edges of 1 decimeter in length. A decimeter is a tenth of a meter, so a cubic decimeter is equivalent to a liter. It is often used in everyday measurements, for example, to measure the contents of containers.
A cubic centimeter (cm³), also known as a milliliter in the metric system, is a unit of volume equal to the volume of a cube with sides of 1 centimeter. It is often used in chemical experiments and calculations, as well as in technical designs and specifications.
Because 1 decimeter is equal to 10 centimeters, a cubic decimeter (1 dm x 1 dm x 1 dm) is equivalent to 1,000 cubic centimeters (10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm). Therefore, 1 dm³ is equal to 1,000 cm³ and 1 cm³ is equal to 0.001 dm³.
So when we want to convert from cubic decimeters to cubic centimeters, we multiply the number of cubic decimeters by 1,000.
1 cubic decimeter = 1,000 cubic centimeters
And if we want to convert from cubic centimeters to cubic decimeters, we divide the number of cubic centimeters by 1,000.
1 cubic centimeter = 0.001 cubic decimeter
In practice, the volume of small objects, such as a sugar cube or a dice, is often measured in cubic centimeters. Larger volumes, such as the volume of a pool or a room, are usually measured in cubic decimeters or cubic meters.