# Thread: Kilograms to litres conversion

1. ## Kilograms to litres conversion

I am having great problems trying to convert kilograms into cubic litres, please can someone help?
I would like to know which is the best buy of a particular item (dried mealworms) but get totally confused with kgs and litres!

I have no idea how to convert kgs to litres, so please could someone tell me which is the best buy:

5KG dried mealworms @ £40

or

3 x 5.6 litres @ £40

Any help greatly appreciated!

TIA

2. ## Re: Kilograms to litres conversion

Originally Posted by Gill2013
I am having great problems trying to convert kilograms into cubic litres, please can someone help?
I would like to know which is the best buy of a particular item (dried mealworms) but get totally confused with kgs and litres!

I have no idea how to convert kgs to litres, so please could someone tell me which is the best buy:

5KG dried mealworms @ £40

or

3 x 5.6 litres @ £40

Any help greatly appreciated!

TIA
You can't convert them.
Unless you know the density of the thing.
Because kilogram is a unit of mass and liter is a unit of volume.
Via the equation density = mass/volume you can find what you want(if you know the density).

3. ## Re: Kilograms to litres conversion

Hi ChessTal,

While browsing on a known auction site just now I came across this listing:

'5KG dried mealworms (approx 30.8 litres)'

Would you say that is correct?

4. ## Re: Kilograms to litres conversion

Originally Posted by Gill2013
Hi ChessTal,

While browsing on a known auction site just now I came across this listing:

'5KG dried mealworms (approx 30.8 litres)'

Would you say that is correct?
This means that they have packed 5 kg of dried worms into a space 30.8 litres big. You can use this information to find the density of dried worms. The desnity is 5/30.8= 0.162 kg/litre
The second offer of 3 x 5.6 litres for £40 is 16.8 litres. We'll assume that they pack them as tightly as the 1 you found on the auction site. With the density figure we just calculated the weight is 16.8 x 0.162= 2.72 kg This is a lot lighter than the first offer so the first offer is a better deal.

5. ## Re: Kilograms to litres conversion

Hi Shakarri and thanks for your help.

The second offer of 3 x 5.6 litres are actually packed in three plastic buckets.
I'll go for the first offer of 5kg ... thank you so much.

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