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Pint to Gallon - Gallon to Pint Converter

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Formula for Gallon to Pints and Pints to Gallons Conversion

How many Pints per Gallon? (pt to gallon)

Formula to convert pints to gallons:

gallons = pints / 8

To convert 12 pints to gallons, divide 12 by 8:

gallons = 12 pints / 8 = 1.5 gallons

How many Gallons to Pints ? (gallon to pt)

Formula to convert gallons to pints:

pints = gallons * 8

To convert 5 gallons to pints, multiply 5 by 8:

pints = 5 gallons * 8 = 40 pints


Remember: There are 8 pints in 1 gallon.

Gallons to Pints: Easy Conversions for Everyday Use

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  • Gallon and Pint are units of volume. The US gallon is defined as 4 quarts, or 8 pints. There are 8 pints in a gallon (both US and imperial)
  • The imperial gallon is defined as 8 pints, but because the imperial pint is larger, the imperial gallon is also larger. 1 imperial gallon is equal to 1.2 US gallons.
  • The imperial gallon is the unit of liquid volume most commonly used in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries. It is equal to 160 fluid ounces, or 4.54609 liters.
  • The US pint is defined as 16 fluid ounces, while the imperial pint is defined as 20 fluid ounces. This means that 1 imperial pint is equal to 1.25 US pints.
  • The term "gallon" comes from the Old French word "galun", which means "large container".
  • The term "pint" comes from the Old French word "pinte", which means "one-eighth". This is because a pint was originally defined as one-eighth of a gallon.
  • The gallon and pint are both very old units of measurement. The gallon was first used in England in the 13th century, and the pint was first used in France in the 14th century.
  • The gallon and pint were originally defined in terms of weight, not volume. For example, a gallon was originally defined as the weight of 8 pounds of wheat.
  • Gallons and pints are most commonly used to measure liquids, such as milk, gasoline, and beer.
  • Gallons are also used to measure dry goods, such as grain and sand.
  • Pints are also used to measure medication and other small volumes.
  • In the United Kingdom, pints are commonly used to measure beer, cider, and milk. Gallons are commonly used to measure gasoline, milk, and oil.
Pint vs Gallon Comparison
CharacteristicPintGallon
Volume16 fluid ounces (US)128 fluid ounces (US)
Metric equivalent0.47 liters3.78 liters
Common usesMeasuring milk, ice cream, beer, and other liquids in smaller quantities.Measuring gasoline, milk, water, and other liquids in larger quantities
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Conversion1/8 gallon8 pints
Here are a few interesting facts:
  • The Guinness Book of World Records lists the largest recorded pint of beer as being 257.4 liters (68.3 US gallons). It was poured at the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany in 2015.
  • The world's largest gallon of milk was 3,785 liters (1,000 US gallons). It was produced by a dairy farm in Wisconsin in 2016.
  • In the United States, milk is typically sold in half-gallon, gallon, and two-gallon containers. In the UK, milk is typically sold in pint, half-gallon, and gallon containers.

When and How to Use Pint to Gallon and Gallon to Pint Conversions

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When to use pint:
  • When measuring smaller quantities of liquids, such as milk for a single serving of cereal or beer at a bar.
  • When cooking or baking, as many recipes specify ingredients in pints.
  • When purchasing certain packaged goods, such as ice cream or milk.
When to use gallon:
  • When measuring larger quantities of liquids, such as gasoline for a car or water for a pool.
  • When purchasing certain bulk items, such as milk or laundry detergent.
  • When following recipes that call for large quantities of liquid, such as a gallon of soup or a gallon of juice.
Pint to gallon and gallon to pint conversions are used in a variety of contexts, including:
  • Cooking and baking: Many recipes specify ingredients in pints or gallons, so it is important to be able to convert between the two units of measurement. For example, a recipe may call for 1 pint of milk or 1 gallon of chicken broth.
  • Shopping: Many items, such as milk, ice cream, and gasoline, are sold in pints or gallons. It is important to be able to convert between the two units of measurement to compare prices and choose the best deal.
  • Home improvement: When painting a room or mixing concrete, it is important to measure the correct amount of paint or concrete mix. Pints and gallons are common units of measurement for these materials.
  • Agriculture: Farmers use pints and gallons to measure the volume of milk, water, and other liquids.
  • Manufacturing: Manufacturers use pints and gallons to measure the volume of raw materials and finished products.
Here are some specific examples of who uses pint to gallon and gallon to pint conversions:
  • Home cooks: Home cooks use pint to gallon and gallon to pint conversions to measure ingredients for recipes.
  • Restaurant chefs: Restaurant chefs use pint to gallon and gallon to pint conversions to measure ingredients for dishes and to portion food correctly.
  • Bartenders: Bartenders use pint to gallon and gallon to pint conversions to measure drinks for customers.
  • Mechanics: Mechanics use pint to gallon and gallon to pint conversions to measure oil, gasoline, and other fluids for vehicles.
  • Farmers: Farmers use pint to gallon and gallon to pint conversions to measure milk, water, and other liquids.
  • Factory workers: Factory workers use pint to gallon and gallon to pint conversions to measure raw materials and finished products.

Pints to Gallons Conversion (pt to gal ) Table

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Pints (pt) Gallon (gal)

0.25 pt

0.031 gal

1 pt

0.125 gal

2 pt

0.25 gal

3 pt

0.375 gal

4 pt

0.5 gal

5 pt

0.625 gal

6 pt

0.75 gal

7 pt

0.875 gal

8 pt

1 gal

9 pt

1.125 gal

10 pt

1.25 gal

11 pt

1.375 gal

12 pt

1.5 gal

13 pt

1.625 gal

14 pt

1.75 gal

15 pt

1.875 gal

20 pt

2.5 gal

24 pt

3 gal

30 pt

3.75 gal

32 pt

4 gal

50 pt

6.25 gal

70 pt

8.75 gal

72 pt

9 gal

75 pt

9.375 gal

100 pt

12.5 gal

Gallon to Pints Conversion (gal to pt) Table

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Gallon (gal) Pints (pt)
0.25 gal 2 pt
0.4 gal 3.2 pt
0.5 gal 4 pt
0.75 gal 6 pt
1 gal 8 pt
1.2 gal 9.6 pt
2 gal 16 pt
3 gal 24 pt
4 gal 32 pt
5 gal 40 pt
6 gal 48 pt
7 gal 56 pt
8 gal 64 pt
9 gal 72 pt
10 gal 80 pt
11 gal 88 pt
12 gal 96 pt
13 gal 104 pt
14 gal 112 pt
15 gal 120 pt
16 gal 128 pt
50 gal 400 pt
100 gal 800 pt
200 gal 1600 pt

Frequently Asked Questions on Pint - Gallon Conversion

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  • 8 pints

  • 0.125 gal

  • 6.25 gal

  • 0.5 gal

  • 3 gal

  • 4 pt

  • 24 pt

  • 40 pt

  • 0.75 gal

  • 3.75 gal

  • 8.75 gal

  • 1.5 gal

  • 2.5 gal

  • 4 gal

  • 9 gal

  • 9.6 pt

  • 128 pt

  • 48 pt

  • 3.75 gal

  • 4 pt