Food & Drink

Equivalent measures and abbreviations

Liquid measures

1 gallon = 4 quarts = 8 pints = 16 cups = 128 fluid ounces

1/2 gallon = 2 quarts = 4 pints = 8 cups = 64 fluid ounces

1/4 gallon = 1 quart = 2 pints = 4 cups = 32 fluid ounces

½ quart = 1 pint = 2 cups = 16 fluid ounces

¼ quart = ½ pint = 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces

Dry measures

1 cup = 16 tablespoons = 48 teaspoons

¾ cup = 12 tablespoons = 36 teaspoons

2⁄3 cup = 102⁄3 tablespoons = 32 teaspoons

½ cup = 8 tablespoons = 24 teaspoons

1⁄3 cup = 51⁄3 tablespoons = 16 teaspoons

¼ cup = 4 tablespoons = 12 teaspoons

1⁄8 cup = 2 tablespoons = 6 teaspoons

1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons

Measuring guide

3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon

4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup

5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1⁄3 cup

8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup

1 cup = 1/2 pint

2 cups = 1 pint

4 cups (2 pints) = 1 quart

4 quarts = 1 gallon

16 ounces = 1 pound

Dash or pinch = less than 1⁄8 teaspoon

Common abbreviations

t = teaspoon

tsp = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

Tbsp = tablespoon

c = cup

oz = ounce

pt = pint

qt = quart

gal = gallon

lb = pound

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