# How can I report volumes in terms of liters or meters cubed?

Aug 17, 2015

L for liter.

#### Explanation:

The base unit for volume is the liter, and it is treated like any metric measurement.
1000 liters would be a kiloliter (kL)
.01 liters would be a centiliter (cL)
etc. etc,

Aug 18, 2015

You might use some form of $L$ or some form of ${m}^{3}$.

If you use $L$ (liters), it is the equivalent of using ${\mathrm{dm}}^{3}$ (decimeters cubed). If you use $m L$ (milliliters), it is the equivalent of using $c {m}^{3}$ (centimeters cubed). These are the more common variations.