Question Video: Converting Capacities from Milliliters to Kiloliters Mathematics

How many kiloliters are there in 34,207 mL?

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How many kiloliters are there in 34,207 milliliters?

In this question, we need to convert our 34,207 milliliters into a value in kiloliters. To do this, we’ll need to recall two key conversion facts. Firstly, we’ll need to know that one kiloliter is equal to 1000 liters. And then we use the fact that one liter is equal to 1000 milliliters. So we’ll take the value in milliliters and convert it into liters. And then we’ll convert that quantity into kiloliters. As we know that there’s 1000 milliliters in one liter, to convert between milliliters and liters, we divide by 1000.

The same is true; when we change liters into kiloliters, we divide by 1000. So we take our value of 34,207 and we divide by 1000 to find the quantity in liters. When we divide by 1000, we’re moving our digits three places to the right. This means that if we take the three in the ten thousands column, this will now be in the tens column. The other digits follow along behind. Don’t forget that after our ones column, we need a decimal point. So our answer in liters is 34.207 liters. You may also say this value as thirty-four and two hundred and seven thousandths.

Now, we have the value in liters. We can change it into kiloliters. So we take our value of 34.207 liters and divide by 1000 to find the value in kiloliters. Remember that when we’re dividing by 1000, we move our digits three places to the right. So the digit three will now be in the hundredths column. We’ll need to add a decimal point and placeholder zeros. We can then give the answer of 0.034207 kiloliters.

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