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I Need a Measurement Chart for Cups and Gallons

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Q: Could you please help me? I need a measurement chart for cups and gallons--also need to convert pounds into cups. Please help!   -- Fran

A: Hi, Fran, The information and chart below should help.

Pound, cups, tablespoon and teaspoon conversions assume the base weight-volume of water
1 pound = 2 cups
1 ounce = 2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons = 0.5 oz = 15 grams
1 teaspoon = 0.17 oz = 5 grams
pinch is less than 1/8 teaspoon
dl = deciliter = 1/10 of a liter = 1/2 cup

Weight-volume of:
Flour: 1 pound = 3 1/2 cups
Sugar: 1 pound = 2 1/4 cups

Measure Equivalents

1 tablespoon (tbsp) =

3 teaspoons (tsp)

1/16 cup (c) =

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)