**Definitions:**

**Liter** (abbreviations: **ltr, or lit, or l, or litre**): is an SI accepted metric system unit of volume equal to 1 cubic decimetre (dm3), 1,000 cubic centimetres (cm3) or 1/1,000 cubic metre. A cubic decimetre (or litre) occupies a volume of 10x10x10 centimetres and is thus equal to one-thousandth of a cubic metre.

**US Gallon** (abbreviation: **US gal**): is a unit of measurement for liquid capacity in the US customary units. Three significantly different sizes are in current use: the imperial gallon defined as 4.54609 litres, which is used in the United Kingdom, Canada, and some Caribbean nations; the US gallon defined as 231 cubic inches (3.785 L), which is used in the US and some Latin American and Caribbean countries; and the least-used US dry gallon defined as 1/8 US bushel (4.405 L).

## How to Convert Liters to US Gallons

*Example: How many US gallons are equivalent to 68.7 liters?*

As;

1 liters = 0.264201 US gallons

68.7 liters = Y US gallons

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 68.7 times 0.264201 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 68.7 * 0.264201 / 1 = 18.1506087 US gallons

Answer is: 18.1506087 US gallons are equivalent to 68.7 liters.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into us gal:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 46.52 ltr

( ii ) 22.74 ltr

( iii ) 40.34 ltr