# How do you convert milliliters to liters?

Jun 5, 2018

Divide by $1000$.

#### Explanation:

This is a case of the metric system. To convert from "milli-" to the standard unit, such as meters or liters, we divide by $1000$.

One milliliter is equal to a thousandth of a liter, and one liter is equal to one thousand milliliters.

In numbers, that is:

$1 \setminus \text{mL"=0.001 \ "L"=10^-3 \ "L}$

$1 \setminus \text{L"=1000 \ "mL"=10^3 \ "mL}$