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# What is the difference between a liter and a quart?

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A liter is a metric system measurement for volume. One kilogram of water is equal to one liter. One liter is equivalent to 1.0567 liquid US quarts, making a quart the slightly larger volume.

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Two other quart measurements are commonly recognized: dry U.S. quart and U.K. quart. Both U.K. quarts and dry U.S. quarts are slightly smaller than a liter. One liter is equivalent to 0.90808 dry U.S. quarts and 0.87988 U.K. quarts.

Chefs and culinary students are two examples of groups that might need to convert between quarts and liters. Precise measurements are necessary for many recipes, so cooks must convert these volume measurements correctly.

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CCs (cubic centimeters) and mL (milliliters) are both units of volume that are equal to each other, but derived from different base units. A volume in CCs can be converted to mL simply by multiplying by 1, because 1 CC is equal to 1 mL.

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One liter is usually equivalent to about 4 cups, but there are different kinds of cups. The measurement changes slightly depending on if one is using metric, U.S. customary, U.S. "legal," Canadian, Imperial, Japanese or traditional Japanese cups.

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A U.S. quart is slightly smaller than a liter. One liter equals approximately 1.06 U.S. quarts. Another way to express the relationship between the quart and the liter is to say that 1 quart equals 0.946 liter.