# How do you convert 6.59 kL to L?

Jul 19, 2015

You use a simple conversion factor.

#### Explanation:

Before doing any calculations, take a look at the units you are dealing with.

In your case, you need to convert kiloliters, kL, to liters, L.

If you look at a metric conversion chart, you'll notice that kilo denotes a multiple.

More specifically, the kilo prefix denotes a multiplication factor of 1000.

So, in order to get from one kiloliter to one liter, you need to multiply the starting unit by 10""^3. Simply put, one kiloliter contains 1000 liters.

$6.59 \cancel{\text{kL") * (10""^3"liters")/(1cancel("kL")) = 6.59 * 10""^3"L" = color(green)("6590 L}}$

Btw: $k L$ is hardly ever used. If you refer to $1000 L$ you use ${m}^{3}$ (=cubic meter). It's the same.