Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Units of measurement

A **cup** is a unit of volume measurement of volume equal to 16 tablespoons, ½ pint, ¼ quart, or 8 fluid ounces.

A US cup is about 237 mL. Rougher equivalents are 240 mL and 250 mL, where the latter fits nicely with a US pint of 500 mL and a pound of 500 g.

A **metric cup** is **250 mL** in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. These countries previously used the imperial system, in which a cup would be 284 mL or 6/5 US cups.

A Japanese rice cup is 180 ml. A measuring cup of this size is sometimes included with rice cookers.

A **teacup**, often seen as a unit of measurement in Indian recipes, is about 190 mL, or ⅔ of an imperial (UK) cup.

## See also[edit | edit source]

- Cup (volume) on Wikipedia
- Measuring cup on Wikipedia

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## FAQs

### How much is 3 4 cup compared to 1 cup? ›

A standard-sized mug generally holds one full cup, but if you're looking for a less robust brew try three-quarters instead! You can measure this easily using ounces or tablespoons/teaspoons; 6 fl oz (180ml) equates to three-quarters of a measuring cup and **12 tbsp plus 36 tsp is equal parts to one fourth**.

**How much is 1 cup in recipes? ›**

Volume Equivalents (liquid)* | ||
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16 tablespoons | 1 cup | 8 fluid ounces |

2 cups | 1 pint | 16 fluid ounces |

2 pints | 1 quart | 32 fluid ounces |

4 quarts | 1 gallon | 128 fluid ounces |

**What is one fourth cup equal to? ›**

A 1/4 cup is equivalent to **4 tablespoons or 2 fluid ounces**. It is also equivalent to ½ of a half-cup (or 8 tablespoons). A quarter-cup measurement can also be represented as two liquid ounces, which may be more helpful when measuring ingredients like oil.

**How much is a teacup of milk? ›**

A teacup, often seen as a unit of measurement in Indian recipes, is about **190 mL**, or ⅔ of an imperial (UK) cup.

**Is 2 3 a cup the same as 3 4? ›**

Answer and Explanation: The fraction **3/4 is larger than 2/3**.

**What does 11 3 cups mean? ›**

Yes, as cremated said, it is **1 cup plus 2/3 and 1 cup plus 1/3**. There is a space between the 1 and the fraction in the recipe, but it's small.

**Why do American recipes use cups? ›**

As pioneers travelled thousands of miles west across the frontier during the early 19th century, they didn't have that luxury or time to properly weigh ingredients and supplies. It was simply easier to use measuring cups instead **because you could guarantee a cup was always going to be on hand**.

**What is 1 2 cup equivalent to? ›**

1/2 cup is equal to **8 tablespoons**, 4 fluid ounces (fl oz), or 118 mL. It's important to remember that how many teaspoons in a half cup can vary based on the size of your teaspoon; for example, a tablespoon holds 3 tsp whereas a teaspoon typically holds 1 tsp.

**What can I do if I don't have a 1/4 cup? ›**

1/4 cup is about the size of a large egg. 1/2 cup is about the size of a tennis ball. 1 cup is about the size of an apple or a baseball.

**What can I use instead of 1/4 cup? ›**

If you're working on a recipe and need to know how many tablespoons are in 1/4 cup for a quick conversion, you can use **4 tablespoons** for 1/4 cup.

### How much is a cup in Oz? ›

There are **8 fluid ounces** in a cup.

**Which teacup will fill first? ›**

So, the answer to the riddle is 3. **Cup No.** **3** will get filled first. Using lateral thinking will help you to derive answers in such brain teasers.

**How much is a cup in G? ›**

**250 grams** are equal to 1 cup according to the metric system.

**How much is a cup of water? ›**

One cup is **eight ounces**, and so one cup of water—or a cup of liquid with roughly equal density—will approximately weigh eight fluid ounces. If a recipe includes the ingredients in metric measurements, use this conversion: One cup of water is equivalent to two hundred and thirty-six grams.

**Are 4 6 and 2 3 equivalent? ›**

First, you can try multiplying the numerator and denominator by the number two - see the equations below. We can say that 4/6 is an equivalent fraction to 2/3. Finally, let's multiply the fraction's numerator and denominator by four. You'll find out that 2/3 is one of the fractions equivalent to 8/12.

**What is the answer for 3 4 2 3? ›**

3/4 + 2/3 = **1712** = 1 512 ≅ 1.4166667. Spelled result in words is one and five twelfths (or seventeen twelfths).

**What is equivalent to 1 1? ›**

Equivalent fractions of ^{1}/_{1}: ^{2}/_{2}, ^{3}/_{3}, ^{4}/_{4}, ^{5}/_{5}.

**How many stick of butter is a pound? ›**

If a recipe calls for butter in pounds, 1 pound of butter equals **4 full sticks**.

**How much is one stick? ›**

BUTTER VOLUME | TABLESPOONS | GRAMS |
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half stick of Butter | 4 tbsp | 56.7g |

1 Stick of Butter | 8 tbsp | 113.4g |

2 sticks of Butter | 16 tbsp | 226.8g |

**What is a 4 cup? ›**

4 cups = **32 fluid ounces** = 2 pints = 1 quart.

### Is there such thing as a 2 3 cup? ›

**One half cup plus two tablespoons plus two teaspoons equals two thirds of a cup**. Or, if you have the patience, ten tablespoons plus two teaspoons is also two thirds of a cup.

**What is ⅓ cup doubled? ›**

One third cup doubled is **two thirds cup**. 1/3 × 2 = 2/3.

**Do they make a 2 3 cup? ›**

**Yes, it is**. ⅔ cup equals eight tablespoons, which is four tablespoons more than the amount in a half cup, which is equal to 6 tablespoons. Therefore, ⅔ cup is more than a half cup.

**Do professional bakers prefer weight or volume? ›**

Professionals seldom measure their ingredients by volume (cups). **They usually prefer measuring by weight**, and there are many reasons for this. Baking is not like cooking where you can add a little extra of this ingredient or leave out that ingredient.

**What is the Japanese cup measurement? ›**

A standard Japanese cup measure is **200 cc**.

**Do Brits use measuring cups? ›**

When confronted with an American recipe, **a British cook will usually see ingredients given in cups, teaspoons and tablespoons**. There may occasionally be references to pounds, ounces, pints or fluid ounces, but they're not that common.

**Is a regular spoon a tablespoon? ›**

**A typical large dinner spoon measures about one tablespoon**.

**What is 3 4 halved? ›**

Half of ¾ cup is equivalent to **6 tbsp**. Half of 1 cup is equivalent to ½ cup. Half of 1 tbsp is equivalent to 1 ½ tsp. Half of 1 tsp is equivalent to ½ tsp.

**Is 2 cups dry the same as 2 cups liquid? ›**

They both measure the same amount of volume. **There is no liquid to dry measuring cup conversion**.

**How do you tell how much a cup is without a measuring cup? ›**

**Think of:**

- 1 cup as the size of your fist.
- ½ cup as the size of tennis ball.
- ¼ cup as the size of an egg.
- 1 tablespoon to be about the size of your thumb.
- 1 teaspoon is about the size of the top joint of your index finger.

### What can I use instead of a cup? ›

**The vessel matters so think about that when selecting your "cup" of choice!**

- Fruit. Fruit is always a great option when you are looking for something to drink out of that's a bit more appetizing. ...
- Vegetables. ...
- Bucket. ...
- Soap Dispenser. ...
- Condiment Bottle. ...
- Blood Bag. ...
- Spray Bottles. ...
- Cleaning Product Containers.

**How much spoons is one cup? ›**

How many tablespoons are in a cup? There are **16 tablespoons** in one US standard cup.

**Is a coffee cup 1 cup? ›**

Metric cup

A "coffee cup" is 1.5 dL (i.e. 150 millilitres or 5.07 US customary fluid ounces), and is occasionally used in recipes; **in older recipes, cup may mean "coffee cup"**.

**What is a substitute for 1 cup of half and half? ›**

Half-and-Half Substitute: **Milk + Cream**

For the ultimate DIY sub, use equal parts light cream and whole milk. If it's heavy cream that's in your fridge, for 1 cup half-and-half, substitute ¾ cup milk plus ¼ cup heavy cream.

**What is 1 3 cup equal to? ›**

There are 5 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon in ⅓ cup of melted butter. There are 5 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon in ⅓ cup of flour. Half of ⅓ cup equals 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons.

**Is 2 oz the same as 1 cup? ›**

To convert 2 ounces to cups, you can simply use 1/4 cup as a substitute. To get the number of cups from fluid ounces, you divide the number of ounces by 8. So 2 ounces divided by 8 equals 1/4 cup.

**Is 1 cup the same as 8 oz? ›**

Liquid measuring cups indicate that **1 cup = 8 ounces**. But what they really mean is 1 cup of liquid = 8 fluid ounces. For dry measurements, the rules change. Because dry ingredients vary greatly in weight, you can't rely on the same conversion.

**Is 1 cup 6 oz or 8 oz? ›**

Check it out: The metric system—preferred in most places worldwide—declares a cup to be 250 milliliters (about 8.45 fluid ounces), though the accepted standard cup in American measurement is a solid **8 fluid ounces**.

**What color teacup is the fastest? ›**

There are 18 teacups that spin on three different revolving “platters” — each platter spins at a different speed, and the individual cups also have varying maximum numbers of revolutions. The **orange diamond cup** is regarded as the fastest spinner, followed by the purple cup. The two heart cups are the slowest.

**Why does tea taste better in a teacup? ›**

That's where the china cup comes in. **It's smooth, glazed surfaces don't bind the tannins, leaving the flavour of the tea untouched**. So science is telling us what our grannies already knew, tea really does tastes better in a china cup.

### Is my dog a teacup? ›

**Most dogs considered to be teacups weigh 5 pounds or less**, says Los Angeles-based veterinarian Dr. Patrick Mahaney. You'll find teacup versions of many already-small dog breeds, including teacup Poodles, teacup Pugs, and teacup Yorkies. Other popular teacup breeds include Maltese, Pomeranians, and Shih Tzus.

**How many cups is 100 grams? ›**

**How many cups is 50 grams? ›**

50 grams of water equal 0.21 cups (about ⅕ cup).

**How many cups is 200 grams? ›**

How many cups is 200 grams of water? 200 grams of water equal **0.85 cups**. Other liquid ingredients are listed below.

**How much is a cup of butter? ›**

**Two sticks of butter** is 1 cup. Four sticks is one pound, and you'll see a lot of pound cake recipes call for four sticks, or a whole box of butter. Elsewhere in the country, butter is sold in 1/2 pound rectangular blocks. These blocks of butter have 16 tablespoons, or one cup.

**Is 3 4 almost a cup? ›**

A standard-sized mug generally holds one full cup, but if you're looking for a less robust brew try three-quarters instead! You can measure this easily using ounces or tablespoons/teaspoons; **6 fl oz (180ml) equates to three-quarters of a measuring cup** and 12 tbsp plus 36 tsp is equal parts to one fourth.

**Is a cup 16 oz or 8 oz? ›**

With liquids, the answer is simple and easy to remember. Liquids are measured in fluid ounces, and there are **8 fluid ounces** in 1 cup. This is true of all liquids.

**What is a 3/4 cup equal to? ›**

¾ cup equals **12 tablespoons**. How much is ¾ cup? ¾ cup equals 12 tablespoons, 36 teaspoons, 6 fluid ounces, or 177.44 milliliters. To get ¾ cups, use a ½ measuring cup plus a quarter cup, or measure 12 tablespoons or 36 teaspoons.

**Is 3 4 cup more than a half a cup? ›**

**No, half a cup is not equal to 3/4**. Half a cup is equal to 0.5 cups and 3/4 would be 0.75 cups. They are not equivalent to each other.

**Is 3/4 cup the same as half a cup? ›**

3/4 is more than 1/2 so **there are not any 3/4 portions in 1/2 a cup**.

### How many times does 3 4 go into 1? ›

This question is the same as “What is the ratio of 1 to 3/4?” Therefore, the number of 3/4s that are in 1 is **one and a third**.

**What is 3 4 plus 3 4 in cups? ›**

3/4 of a cup plus 3/4 of a cup equals **One and a half cups**. 1 Cup" is equal to 8 fluid ounces in US Standard Volume. special ones designed to hold an exact amount, such as these 1/2 cup and 1/4 cup measures.

**What can I use instead of 2 3 cup? ›**

Use a 1/3 of a cup and fill it twice if you don't own or can't find your 2/3 measuring cup. You can also use **10 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons** in a pinch as a conversion for 2/3 of a cup.

**Is 3/4 the same as a half? ›**

1 3 < 3 4 One third is less than one half, and **three fourths is greater than one half**.

**How do you make 3/4 cup twice? ›**

When you double a recipe, it is important to remember that if the original recipe calls for 3/4 cup of something then you will **use 1 1/2 cups** when doubling the recipe. For example, a doubled recipe could call for double 3/4 cup of flour which is equal to 1 1/2 cups.

**How to split 3 4 cup in half? ›**

Take 3/4 cup for example. To divide it in half, it's helpful to break it down. Half of 3/4 cup would be **1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons, or 6 tablespoons**.

**How can I measure a cup without a measuring cup? ›**

**Use a kitchen scale**.

One cup is eight ounces, and so one cup of water—or a cup of liquid with roughly equal density—will approximately weigh eight fluid ounces. If a recipe includes the ingredients in metric measurements, use this conversion: One cup of water is equivalent to two hundred and thirty-six grams.

**Is half a cup bigger than 1/3 cup? ›**

As such, **1/2 is always greater than 1/3** regardless of the context.

**What is a 2 3 cup equal to? ›**

**One half cup plus two tablespoons plus two teaspoons** equals two thirds of a cup. Or, if you have the patience, ten tablespoons plus two teaspoons is also two thirds of a cup.

**What is it called when you add 1 2 3 4 5? ›**

**Addition** is the method of adding or summing up two or more numbers to get the final value. The sign (+) denotes addition. The numbers that are added are called addends, and the total value is called the sum.

### What can go into 7 and 2? ›

**The GCF of 2 and 7 is 1**. To calculate the greatest common factor (GCF) of 2 and 7, we need to factor each number (factors of 2 = 1, 2; factors of 7 = 1, 7) and choose the greatest factor that exactly divides both 2 and 7, i.e., 1.

**What does 2 and 5 go into? ›**

Since, 1 is the only common factor between 2 and 5. The **Greatest Common Factor of 2 and 5 is 1**.