# On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spilling 37,854,120 L of crude oil. What is this volume in milliliters?

There are $1000$ $m L$ in a litre. So simply mulitply by ${10}^{3}$.
Litres ($1000$ $m L$) are a handy unit to use. The preferred terms are ${\mathrm{dm}}^{3}$, or cubic decimetres. $1$ ${\mathrm{dm}}^{3}$ $=$ $1 \times {\left({10}^{-} 1 m\right)}^{3}$ $=$ ${10}^{- 3} \cdot {m}^{3}$ $=$ ${m}^{3} / 1000$. The "d" in $\mathrm{dm}$ stands for deci, or ${10}^{-} 1$. So there are 1000 $L$ in a cubic metre. Can you tell me the volume of the oil spillage in ${m}^{3}$?