Hey there! Today, we’re going to learn about **measuring liquids** using two different units: **liters** and **fluid ounces**. If you’re into gardening, knowing how to convert these units can help you figure out how much water your plants need!

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### What is a liter and a fluid ounce?

- A
**liter**is a metric unit commonly used in many countries. It’s a way to measure how much space a liquid takes up. - A
**fluid ounce**is a smaller measurement used mostly in the United States. It helps us understand how much liquid fits into smaller containers.

### Converting liters to fluid ounces

To change liters into fluid ounces, we can use a special **conversion factor**. There are approximately **33.814 fluid ounces** in one liter. So, to find out how many fluid ounces are in **12.5 liters**, we can use this equation:

$$

\text{Fluid Ounces} = \text{Liters} \times 33.814

$$

Now, let’s put in **12.5 liters**:

$$

\text{Fluid Ounces} = 12.5 \, \text{liters} \times 33.814 \, \text{fluid ounces/liter}

$$

When we do the math, we get about **422.7 fluid ounces**! That means if you have **12.5 liters** of water, it’s the same as having around **422.7 fluid ounces**.

### Why is this important for gardening?

Knowing how many fluid ounces are in **liters** can help you:

- Measure the
**right amount of water**for your plants. - Use fertilizers or plant food that might come in liquid form.
- Understand recipes for making compost teas that help your garden grow.

### Here are 7 objects that equal **12.5 liters**:

**Five 2.5-liter water bottles**(like a big bottle of soda!).**Two and a half 5-liter buckets**used for watering plants.**A large watering can**that holds 12.5 liters of water.**Twelve 1-liter cartons of milk**stacked together.**Twenty-five 500-milliliter soda cans**(since there are 1,000 milliliters in a liter!).**A big fish tank**that holds 12.5 liters of water.**Four 3.125-liter jugs**of plant nutrients.

Now you know how to convert liters to fluid ounces and why that can be useful in your gardening adventures! ðŸŒ±