# What are the basic units of volume in the metric system?

The cubic metre, ${m}^{3}$?
Of course, $1 \cdot {m}^{3}$ is an impossibly large volume. We can utilize it in the lab if we use the ${\mathrm{dm}}^{3}$.
$1$ ${\mathrm{dm}}^{3}$ $=$ $1 \times {\left({10}^{-} 1 m\right)}^{3}$ $=$ ${10}^{-} 3 \cdot {m}^{3}$ $=$ $1 \cdot L$.
Thus there are $1000 \cdot L$ in $1 \cdot {m}^{3}$.