In transforming volume units, in the decimal metric system, we must remember that **each volume unit is 1,000 times larger than the next lower unit**.

Note the following transformation:

transform 2.45 m

^{3}for dm^{3}.

km^{3} | hm^{3} | dam^{3} | m^{3} | dm^{3} | cm^{3} | mm^{3} |

To transform m^{3} in dm^{3} (one position to the right) we must multiply by 1,000.

2.45 x 1,000 = 2,450 dm^{3}

**Practice it! Try to solve these exercises:**

1) Transform 8,132 km^{3} in hm^{3} (R: 8132 hm^{3})

2) Turn 180 hm^{3} in km^{3} (R: 0.18 km^{3})

3) Transform 1 dm^{3} in dam^{3} (R: 0.000001 dam^{3})

4) Express in cubic meters the value of the expression: 3,540dm^{3} + 340,000cm^{3} (R: 3.88 m^{3})

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