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Commonly Used Measurements & Equivalents

How many tablespoons are in a cup? Now you know.

1/2 teaspoon

=  30 drops

1 teaspoon

=  1/3 tablespoon or 60 drops

3 teaspoons

=  1 tablespoon or 1/2 fluid ounce

1/2 tablespoon

=  1 1/2 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

=  3 teaspoons or 1/2 fluid ounce

2 tablespoons

=  1/8 cup or 1 fluid ounce

3 tablespoons

=  1 1/2 fluid ounce or 1 jigger

4 tablespoons

=  1/4 cup or 2 fluid ounces

5 1/3 tablespoons

 =  1/3 cup or 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon

8 tablespoons

=  1/2 cup or 4 fluid ounces

10 2/3 tablespoons

=  2/3 cup or 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons

12 tablespoons

=  3/4 cup or 6 fluid ounces

16 tablespoons

=  1 cup or 8 fluid ounces or 1/2 pint

1/8 cup

=  2 tablespoons or 1 fluid ounce

1/4 cup

=  4 tablespoons or 2 fluid ounces

1/3 cup

=  5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon

3/8 cup

=  1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons

1/2 cup

=  8 tablespoons or 4 fluid ounces

2/3 cup

=  10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons

5/8 cup

=  1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons

3/4 cup

=  12 tablespoons or 6 fluid ounces

7/8 cup

=  3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons

1 cup

=  16 tablespoons or 1/2 pint or 8 fluid ounces

2 cups

=  1 pint or 16 fluid ounces

1 pint

=  2 cups or 16 fluid ounces

1 quart

=  2 pints or 4 cups or 32 fluid ounces

1 gallon

=  4 quarts or 8 pints or 16 cups or 128 fluid ounces

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Thanks ,its good to have all these measurements at hand when you need them..
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Sep. 25, 2010 8:34 pm
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Feb. 1, 2011 7:24 pm
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This article comes in so handy when I'm trying to change the number of servings. Thank you!
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this chart is great. I use it frequently when i come across a measurement that i don't have on hand. i just use the chart to convert.
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i need your help peeps i need to see if you can substitute cocoa powder with peer hershys chocolate do tomarrow\
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When I print one of your items, I do not want anything but the recipe, etc. Thanks for the measurements. Maybe you can number your pages and that will help us enjoy your site more. Thanks again. Your list really helped me in a rush.
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Joe Sirmon....I know from using my own experience that measurement is approximately 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons. However, I have also discovered that using my own blend of taco seasoning mix sometimes means I need to use a little more or less depending on the dish.Hope that helps.
Laura L 
Nov. 4, 2014 9:12 am
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Jan. 11, 2015 12:42 pm
This is very helpful for me....
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