Hey there! Today we’re going to learn about a cool way to measure liquids, like **water**, which is super important for gardening! Sometimes, we use **liters** to measure the amount of liquid, and other times we use **gallons**. Knowing how to change between these two can help us understand how much water our plants really need.

To start, a **liter** is a unit of measurement in the metric system. It’s often used in gardening to measure water because we want to be very precise. One gallon is a bit bigger than a liter. In fact, 1 gallon is equal to **3.785 liters**. This means that if you want to know how many gallons are in 85 liters, we can use a little math to figure that out!

We can do this conversion by using the formula:

$$

\text{gallons} = \frac{\text{liters}}{3.785}

$$

So, to find out how many gallons are in 85 liters, we’ll do this calculation:

$$

\text{gallons} = \frac{85 \text{ liters}}{3.785} \approx 22.5 \text{ gallons}

$$

This means that **85 liters** is approximately **22.5 gallons**. That’s a lot of water, which is great for giving your plants a good drink!

Now, let’s look at some examples of objects that are **exactly** equal to **85 liters**:

- A standard large trash can (many are around 85 liters).
- A big aquarium (some hold 85 liters of water).
- A large garden sprayer (like the ones used for watering plants).
- An ice chest (some larger coolers have a capacity of 85 liters).
- A barrel (many barrels used for rainwater collection hold about 85 liters).
- A large bucket designed for mixing soil (some hold about 85 liters).
- A sizable storage container (used for garden supplies).

That’s how we can measure water and grab examples from our everyday lives! Next time you water your plants, think about how many liters or gallons you’re using! 🌱💧