The dilution factor is 5000.
The dilution factor for a single dilution is:
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If you are doing successive dilutions, the overall dilution factor is the product of each successive dilution factor.
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In your example,
Your sample is not a liquid, but it is generally agreed that 1 g of sample has a volume of 1 mL, even if that is not actually the case. You still get convenience and reproducibility.
The overall dilution factor is 5000.
The dilution factor is often used as the denominator of a fraction.
For example, a