Conversion: Litres – Pints – Liters

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A common liquid measurement that often gets confused in conversion is the Litre (Liter) to Pints.


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The reason for the confusion is purely down to the two different values of the Pint, as shown below.

1 litre = 2.11337642 US pints
1 litre = 1.75975326 Imperial pints

This cropped up today when I was wanting to convert the measurement of 4 pints into litres, and the answer seemed wrong.

My first check ended up with an answer of 4 pints = 1.893 litres, but I could swear from memory, that it was over 2 litres.

A bit more checking and I found:


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4 Imperial pints = 2.27304594 litres
and
4 US pints = 1.89270589 litres

At least I now have my answer, and a reminder about the differences to be aware of.

 

UPDATE

More Pints and more Confusion: 1 Pint = 473mL or 551 mL or 568mL ….

The Pint (Measurement) around the world

1 Imperial pint = 1⁄8 Imperial gallon / 20 Imperial fluid ounces / 568 millilitres (568 mL) / 1.201 US liquid pints / 1.032 US dry pints
1 US liquid pint = 1⁄8 US liquid gallon / 16 US fluid ounces / 473 millilitres ( 473 mL) / 0.833 imperial pints / 0.859 US dry pints
1 US dry pint = 1⁄8 US dry gallons / 550.610 millilitres (551 mL) / 0.969 imperial pints / 1.164 US liquid pints


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