Converting Cubic CentimetersDate: 04/27/99 at 12:11:06 From: Jacqueline Gainer Subject: Weights and Measurements How do I convert cc's to milliliters or decaliters? For instance, if I fill a syringe with 10 cc's of something, how many milliliters will I have? I cannot find the answer anywhere and would appreciate your help. (I volunteer teach for one of the online services.) Thank you. Date: 04/27/99 at 17:30:03 From: Doctor Rick Subject: Re: Weights and Measurements Hi, Jacqueline, greetings from another volunteer! It is very easy to convert cubic centimeters (cc) to milliliters: they are exactly the same thing. The cc is not the correct abbreviation any more, however, under the SI (Systeme International, the official metric system). We are supposed to use cm^3 (centimeters cubed) instead, but of course cc's don't go away that easily. The liter is not part of the SI either, but it is tolerated because it is more convenient to use than the official cubic meter. 3 1 l = 1 dm (cubic decimeter) 3 1 ml = 1 cm (cubic centimeter) I wonder if you meant deciliters instead of decaliters. A decaliter (dal) is 10 liters, while a deciliter (dl) is 1/10 liter. This potential confusion is one reason I would avoid this unit. The following Web site, one of several good references on the metric system (SI), says that the only prefixes authorized to be used with liters are milli- and micro-. The Metric System (SI): A Concise Reference Guide (David Bartlett) http://www.hlalapansi.demon.co.uk/Metric/index.html Here is another site you might check out: U.S. Metric Association (USMA), Inc. http://lamar.colostate.edu/~hillger/ - Doctor Rick, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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