Let's put your new knowledge to the test with some mL to L practice problems.

### Example One

The average water bottle holds 500 mL of water. If you were to pour 18 water bottles into a bucket, how many liters of water would you have?

**Step 1:** Calculate the number of milliliters there are in 18 water bottles.

500 mL x 18 water bottles = 9,000 mL

**Step 2:** Convert mL to L by dividing the total amount of milliliters in the bucket by 1,000, which is the number of milliliters in a liter.

9,000 mL / 1,000 mL = 9 Liters of water in the bucket.

### Example Two

If you have 2.8 L of orange juice and your family drinks 926 mL of your orange juice, how many liters of orange juice would you have left?

**Step 1: **Calculate the number of mL in 2.8 L

2.8 L x 1,000 mL = 2,800 mL

**Step 2:** Subtract the consumed orange juice from the original amount of orange juice.

2,800 mL - 926 mL = 1,874 mL of orange juice

**Step 3: **Convert the milliliters of orange juice back to liters of orange juice.

1,874 mL / 1,000 mL = 1.874 L of orange juice