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Cooking Measurement Equivalents

The information below shows measuring equivalents for teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, pints, fluid ounces, and more. This page also includes the conversions for metric and U.S. systems of measurement.

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1 tablespoon (tbsp) = 3 teaspoons (tsp)
1/16 cup =1 tablespoon
1/8 cup =2 tablespoons
1/6 cup =2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
1/4 cup =4 tablespoons
1/3 cup =5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
3/8 cup =6 tablespoons
1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons
2/3 cup =10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
3/4 cup =12 tablespoons
  
1 cup = 48 teaspoons
1 cup = 16 tablespoons
8 fluid ounces (fl oz) = 1 cup
1 pint (pt) =2 cups
1 quart (qt) =2 pints
4 cups =1 quart
1 gallon (gal) =4 quarts
16 ounces (oz) = 1 pound (lb)
1 milliliter (ml) =1 cubic centimeter (cc)
1 inch (in) =2.54 centimeters (cm)
Source: United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S.–Metric Cooking Conversions

U.S. to Metric

CapacityWeight
1/5 teaspoon 1 milliliter1 oz 28 grams
1 teaspoon 5 ml1 pound454 grams
1 tablespoon 15 ml  
1 fluid oz30 ml  
1/5 cup 47 ml  
1 cup 237 ml  
2 cups (1 pint) 473 ml  
4 cups (1 quart) .95 liter  
4 quarts (1 gal.) 3.8 liters  

Metric to U.S.

CapacityWeight
1 milliliter 1/5 teaspoon1 gram .035 ounce
5 ml 1 teaspoon100 grams 3.5 ounces
15 ml 1 tablespoon500 grams1.10 pounds
100 ml 3.4 fluid oz1 kilogram 2.205 pounds
= 35 ounces
240 ml 1 cup  
1 liter34 fluid oz
= 4.2 cups
= 2.1 pints
= 1.06 quarts
= 0.26 gallon
  

Origins of MeasurementsMeasurementStandard Measurements in Sports

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