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From: Loyd

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2002031406:59:48
Subject: Re: gallons

On 2002031323:32:52, Lina wrote: > >Hi. I just want to ask how many liters are in a gallon? > Here is a good way to do that. A pint jar of Kraft Miracle Whip is 473 ml. A gallon contains 4 quarts which equals 8 pints. A liter contains 1000 ml. Therefore a gallon contains 473 times 8. = 3784 milliliters (ml) which = 3.784 liters. The American Hertitage Dictionary lists a gallon as 3.785 liters and it also lists an imperial gallon as 4.546 liters. In Canada, the imperial gallon is used. That is a little larger than 8 pints as you can see.

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