Convert Litres (L) to Pecks (pk) | L in pk

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# Let's convert Litres (L) to Pecks (pk)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Litres (L) to Pecks (pk) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Litres to Pecks

Formula
pk = L / 8.81
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Pecks, divide the number of Litres by 8.8
Litres (L) in 1 Peck
There are 8.81 Litres in 1 Peck
Pecks (pk) in 1 Litre
There are 0.11 Pecks in 1 Litre

## Unit Information

Litre
/ˈliːtə/
Symbol: L
Unit System: Non-SI Metric

### What is the Litre?

The litre (or liter; US spelling) is a unit of volume and is a non-SI metric unit with the symbol L).

1 litre is equal to the volume in a cube with edges all measuring 10cm. There are 0.22 imperial gallons in a litre. Conversely, 1 imperial gallon is equal to 4.5461 gallons.

1 litre of water weights exactly 1 kilogram.

After the metric system was introduced in France in 1791, it took a couple of years for the entire country to implement it in everyday use. After much backlash, it was decided that the cubic metre was too big for everyday use. By 1795 it was announced that the former 'cadil' (0.001 cubic metres) had been given a new name; 'litre'.

Peck
/pɛk/
Symbol: pk
Unit System: US Customary

### What is the Peck?

The peck is a unit of volume in the US customary unit system. It uses the symbol pk.

1 US peck is equal to 1/4 of a US bushel. This is also equal to 2 US dry gallons, 8 US dry quarts or 16 US dry pints. In SI / metric, this equates to 8.809768 L.

Although the imperial peck is almost obsolete, it survives in some places in the USA - where some products (namely apples) are still sold by the peck.

It appears in the old English nursery rhyme; 'Peter Piper' where he 'picked a peck of pickled peppers'.

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