Convert Liters to Cups

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1 l = 4.226753 c
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How to Convert Liters to Cups

conversion scale showing liters and equivalent cups volume values

To convert a liter measurement to a cup measurement, multiply the volume by the conversion ratio. One liter is equal to 4.226753 cups, so use this simple formula to convert:

cups = liters × 4.226753

The volume in cups is equal to the liters multiplied by 4.226753.

For example, here's how to convert 5 liters to cups using the formula above.
5 l = (5 × 4.226753) = 21.133764 c

Liters and cups are both units used to measure volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Liters

The liter is a unit of volume equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters.[1] The liter is a special name defined for the cubic decimeter, and is exactly equal to the volume of one cubic decimeter.

The liter is an SI accepted unit for volume for use with the metric system. A liter is sometimes also referred to as a litre. Liters can be abbreviated as l, and are also sometimes abbreviated as L or . For example, 1 liter can be written as 1 l, 1 L, or 1 ℓ.

Cups

The cup is a unit of volume equal to 16 tablespoons or 8 fluid ounces. The cup should not be confused with the metric cup or the teacup, which are different units of volume. One cup is equal to just under 236.6 milliliters, but in nutrition labelling, one cup is equal to 240 milliliters.[2]

The cup is a US customary unit of volume. Cups can be abbreviated as c, and are also sometimes abbreviated as C. For example, 1 cup can be written as 1 c or 1 C.

Liter to Cup Conversion Table

Liter measurements converted to cups
Liters Cups
1 l 4.2268 c
2 l 8.4535 c
3 l 12.68 c
4 l 16.91 c
5 l 21.13 c
6 l 25.36 c
7 l 29.59 c
8 l 33.81 c
9 l 38.04 c
10 l 42.27 c
11 l 46.49 c
12 l 50.72 c
13 l 54.95 c
14 l 59.17 c
15 l 63.4 c
16 l 67.63 c
17 l 71.85 c
18 l 76.08 c
19 l 80.31 c
20 l 84.54 c
21 l 88.76 c
22 l 92.99 c
23 l 97.22 c
24 l 101.44 c
25 l 105.67 c
26 l 109.9 c
27 l 114.12 c
28 l 118.35 c
29 l 122.58 c
30 l 126.8 c
31 l 131.03 c
32 l 135.26 c
33 l 139.48 c
34 l 143.71 c
35 l 147.94 c
36 l 152.16 c
37 l 156.39 c
38 l 160.62 c
39 l 164.84 c
40 l 169.07 c

References

  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Units outside the SI, https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/outside.html
  2. U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures, https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guidelines-determining-metric-equivalents-household-measures