Since the liter measures exactly the same as a decimeter cubed, it also equals a thousand centimeter cubes.

        1 L = 1000 cm3

    So breaking up the liter into a thousand equal pieces produces milliliters.

        1000 mL = 1000 cm3

    So, 1 mL = 1 cm3

    You may be wondering how the grams got involved in all this. Well, ...

    A liter of water, at 4° Celsius, weighs one kilogram.

    So, 1 cm3 of water weighs 1 gram.

    So, 1 liter of water weighs 1 kilogram and fills 1 dm3.

    and that's a triangle if ever I've seen one.

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