A volume of 1500 milliliters is equal to how many liters?

1 Answer
Jan 2, 2017

Answer:

#color(red)"1.5 Liters"#

Explanation:

In order to compute the number of liters in 1500 milliliters, we're going to use dimensional analysis (method that allows you to convert from one unit of measurement to another by cancelling out unwanted units) and the relationship below:

http://dl.clackamas.edu/ch105/lesson1nVTP.html

For questions like this I use the following technique:

#"Quantity Given" xx "Conversion Factor" = "Quantity Sought"#

#color(gold)("Quantity Given:"# 1500 mL

#color(magenta)("Conversion Factor:"# 1000

#color(brown)("Quantity Sought:"# Liters

Let's plug in our values:

#1500cancel"mL"xx(1L)/(1000cancel"mL")# = #1.5L#