Liters and gallons are used around the world for measuring volume, but they come from two different measuring systems. This can make converting liters to gallons and vice versa a bit tricky. But knowing how to convert between liters and gallons can be a valuable skill in cooking.

**Liters Vs. Gallons**

Liter and gallons are both units of measurement for volume. Volume is the amount of space an ingredient takes up. A liter is equal to 1,000 milliliters. A gallon is equal to 4 quarts, 8 pints, 16 cups, or 128 fluid ounces.

The difference between liters and gallons is that they are from two different systems of measurement. Liters are common in the metric system used by most of the world. Gallons are common in the imperial system used in the United States. To convert liters to gallons and vice versa, you need to use the appropriate conversion formula.

**Converting Between Liters and Gallons**

The conversion factor between liters and gallons is 3.785 liters per gallon. You can convert from liters to gallons or gallons to liters by multiplying or dividing by 3.785.

### Gallons To Liters

To convert gallons to liters, you multiply the number of gallons by 3.785.

Number of liters = Number of gallons × 3.785

For example, if you want to know how many liters are in 2 gallons, you multiply 2 by 3.785.

Number of liters = Number of gallons × 3.785

Number of liters = 2 × 3.785

Number of liters = 7.57

So, there are 7.57 liters in 2 gallons.

### Liters To Gallons

To convert liters to gallons, you divide the number of liters by 3.785.

Number of gallons = Number of liters ÷ 3.785

For example, if you want to know how many gallons are in 4 liters, you divide 4 by 3.785.

Number of gallons = Number of liters ÷ 3.785

Number of gallons = 4 ÷ 3.785

Number of gallons = 1.06

So, there are 1.06 gallons in 4 liters.

**Conversion Table Between Gallons and Liters**

Gallons | Liters |
---|---|

¼ | 0.946 |

½ | 1.893 |

¾ | 2.839 |

1 | 3.785 |

0.26 | 0.9842 |

0.53 | 2.006 |

0.79 | 2.991 |

1.06 | 4.005 |

1.5 | 5.678 |

2 | 7.571 |

2.5 | 9.464 |

3 | 11.356 |

4 | 15.142 |

5 | 18.927 |

6 | 22.712 |

**Bottom Line**

There are 3.785 liters per gallon. Converting measurements from liters to gallons and gallons to liters can be a complicated process. But knowing the conversion factor can make this process much easier.