Problem: A gas can holds 5.2 gallons of gasoline.What is this quantity in cm3?

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We need the following conversion factors:

1 gallon = 3.785 L                  

1 mL = 10–3 L

1 mL = 1 cm3   



Converting 5.2 gallons to cm3:

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A gas can holds 5.2 gallons of gasoline.

What is this quantity in cm3?

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