Unit Transformation

In transforming volume units, in the decimal metric system, we must remember that each volume unit is 1,000 times larger than the next lower unit.

Note the following transformation:

  • transform 2.45 m3 for dm3.


To transform m3 in dm3 (one position to the right) we must multiply by 1,000.

2.45 x 1,000 = 2,450 dm3

Practice it! Try to solve these exercises:

1) Transform 8,132 km3 in hm3 (R: 8132 hm3)
2) Turn 180 hm3 in km3 (R: 0.18 km3)
3) Transform 1 dm3 in dam3 (R: 0.000001 dam3)
4) Express in cubic meters the value of the expression: 3,540dm3 + 340,000cm3 (R: 3.88 m3)

Tip: Use our online converter to convert between different measurements.

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