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# A picture for liter basic in the metric system?

###### Wiki User

###### July 06, 2008 6:21PM

A cube of 1 decimetre length, 1 decimetre width, and 1 decimetre height is filled exactly by 1 litre. If you have 1 litre of pure water, then this will weigh exactly 1 kilogram.

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### What is a liter?

A liter is the basic metric unit of capacity equal to 1 cubic
decimeter or 61.025 cubic inches. Can be spelled liter or litre. We
here in the USA do not use this often, scientist do in conversion
charts but we are so far behind other countries that use the metric
system.
They are a unit of measurement for liquids