Date: 10/24/2001 at 21:10:22 From: Christine Le Subject: Measuring How many teaspoons are in 1 tablespoon? 2 tablespoons = cup? 4 tablespoons = cup?
Date: 10/25/2001 at 09:30:55 From: Doctor Sarah Subject: Re: measuring Hi Christine - thanks for writing to Dr. Math. You will find a table of measurements in the back of many cookbooks. Here's a chart: EQUIVALENT MEASUREMENTS 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons 1 cup = 16 tablespoon = 8 ounces 1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons 1/3 cup = 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon 1 pint = 2 cups = 16 ounces 1 quart = 4 cups (2 pints) = 32 ounces 1 pound = 16 ounces 1/2 pound = 8 ounces 1/4 pound = 4 ounces When I was learning measurements, I was taught to remember: "A pint's a pound, the world around." (A pint and a pound are both 16 ounces.) I also learned to remember that there are: "2 cups in a pint, 2 pints in a quart, 4 quarts in a gallon." Doubling a recipe is pretty easy (just put in two of all the measurements), but what if you need to divide a recipe in half? Here are some measurements that may help: Measurement 1/2 Measurement 1/8 teaspoon just a dash 1 tablespoon 1 1/2 teaspoons 1/4 cup 2 tablespoons 1/3 cup 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons 3/4 cup 6 tablespoons There are some Cooking Measurement Equivalents on the Web: The Learning Network http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001723.html BusyCooks.com http://www.busycooks.com/help/convert.html Does this help? - Doctor Sarah, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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