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# How many centiliters are in a liter?

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There are exactly 100 centiliters in 1 liter. The prefix “centi-” is used when describing multiples of 100. In scientific notation, “centi-” is denoted by 10^-2.

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The prefix “centi-” is used frequently in the metric system of measurements, or the International System of Units. It allows scientists to quickly convert from one metric unit to another. For example, to convert from centiliters to liters, one can simply divide the value in centiliters by 100, or they can multiply the value by 10^-2. Understanding the common prefixes in scientific notation and the metric system allows scientists to understand commonly used measurements.

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There are 1,000 milliliters in a liter. A liter is defined as the volume of a cube with sides that are 10 centimeters long. A liter is roughly 1.057 U.S. quarts and 0.264 of a U.S. gallon.

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One liter is equal to 1,000 milliliters. In the metric system, the prefix "milli-" is used before basic units, such as liter, gram and meter, to indicate that the measurement is one-thousandth of that basic unit.

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There are 1000 milliliters in a liter. The abbreviation "ml" stands for "milliliters." For practical purposes, the volume or capacity of a container is always mentioned in liters or in gallons.