# Measuring Cups

## 1 Cup

"1 Cup" is equal to **8 fluid ounces** in US Standard Volume. It is a measure used in cooking.

A Metric Cup is slightly different: it is 250 milliliters (which is about **8.5 fluid ounces**).

Ounces (at 8 oz per cup) | Tablespoons (at 16 Tbs per cup) | milliliters (at 250 ml per cup) | |
---|---|---|---|

¼ cup | 2 oz | 4 Tbs | 63 ml |

^{1}/_{3} cup | About 2¾ oz | About 5 Tbs | 83 ml |

½ cup | 4 oz | 8 Tbs | 125 ml |

^{2}/_{3} cup | About 5¼ oz | About 11 Tbs | 167 ml |

¾ cup | 6 oz | 12 Tbs | 188 ml |

1 cup | 8 oz | 16 Tbs | 250 ml |

1 ¼ cup | 10 oz | 20 Tbs | 313 ml |

1 ½ cup | 12 oz | 24 Tbs | 375 ml |

1 ¾ cup | 14 oz | 28 Tbs | 438 ml |

2 cups | 16 oz | 32 Tbs | 500 ml |

*(In italics: not exact)*

## Measuring Cups

**Measuring cups** are used to measure liquids, or powders like flour or sugar.

As we fill up the measuring cup, we need to look at **which number** it is filled to.

Here we have 2/3 cup (**two-thirds** of a cup) of milk.

And they can also measure **milliliters** (ml):

Here we have **150 ml**.

It doesn't say "150" ... it says "50" ... but it is half-way between 100 and 200 so we can figure out it is 150 ml.

There are also special ones designed to hold an **exact amount**, such as these **1/2 cup** and **1/4 cup** measures.

They can also hold more than "1 Cup" of liquid.

This measuring cup holds up to 4 cups of liquid. If the liquid goes all the way to the 3, then there are 3 cups of liquid. Between the numbers we find fractions of a cup.

**2 cups** of a liquid is the same thing as **1 pint**. So this measuring cup also holds 2 pints (4 cups equals 2 pints).