Cups(C) to Tablespoons(tbsp) Conversion Calculator

How many tablespoons in a cup? Find out quickly with our tbsp to cup or cup to tbsp converter

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Tablespoon - Cup Converter

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Formula to convert between Tablespoon and Cups

How many Cups in Tablespoon? (tbsp to cup)

To convert tablespoons to cups, divide tablespoons by 16

cups = tablespoons / 16

For example, to find out how many cups in 32 tablespoons, divide tablespoons by 16

cups = 32 tablespoons / 16 = 2 cups

How many Tablespoons per Cup? (cup to tbsp)

To convert cups to tablespoons, multiple cups by 16

tablespoons = cups * 16

For example, to find out how many tablespoons in 1/2 cup, multiply by 16:

tablespoons = 1/2 cup * 16 = 8 tablespoons

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What is a Tablespoon?

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  • A Tablespoon is a unit of volume.
  • It is part of the US Customary System of measurement but still widely used in other countries as well.
  • The size of a standard tablespoon is 15 ml (14.79 ml to be precise)
  • A tablespoon is equal to one-sixteenth of a cup or one-half of a fluid ounce
  • The unit for a tablespoon is 'tbsp' or 'T'.
  • It is 3 times larger than a teaspoon. It's the larger spoon of the two.

Use of Tablespoon

  • The tablespoon is used in measuring small volumes of food items and medicinal doses.
  • Tablespoons are often used to measure individual ingredients, while cups are often used to measure the total volume of ingredients in a recipe like a cup of flour mixed with water and few tablespoons of multiple different ingredients.

What is a Cup?

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  • A Cup is also a unit of volume.
  • It is part of the US Customary Syatem of Measurement but widely used.
  • There are two types of cup: US Cup and Metric Cup.
  • The Metric Cup is used in Australia, Canada and other countries.
  • A US cup is equal to one-half of a pint or 8 fluid ounces and 16 times of a tablespoon
  • One US cup is typically equal to 236.59 milliliters.
  • A Metric Cup is of a slightly larger volume and is equal to 250 milliliters
  • Both the Tablespoon and Cup are not part of the SI units of measurement.
  • The SI unit of volume is cubic meter (m³)

Use of Cups

  • Cups are used to measure out medium volumes of food items wet or dry.
  • It is widely used in cooking and baking, used in gardening for nutrient measurement, in medicines, in science labs for experiments, measuring detergents and powders for household work

Tablespoon to Cup Conversion Table

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Tablespoon (tbsp) Cups
1 tbsp0.06 cups
1.5 tbsp0.09 cups
2 tbsp 0.13 cups
2.5 tbsp0.16 cups
3 tbsp0.19 cups
4 tbsp0.25 cups
4.5 tb0.28 cups
5 tbsp0.31 cups
6 tbsp0.38 cups
7 tbsp0.44 cups
7.5 tbsp0.47 cups
8 tbsp0.5 cups
9 tbsp0.56 cups
10 tbsp0.63 cups
10.5 tbsp0.66 cups
11 tbsp0.69 cups
12 tbsp0.75 cups
13 tbsp0.81 cups
14 tbsp0.88 cups
15 tbsp0.94 cups
16 tbsp1 cup
18 tbsp1.1 cups
20 tbsp1.3 cups
24 tbsp1.5 cups
28 tbsp1.8 cups
30 tbsp1.9 cups
32 tbsp2 cups
34 tbsp2.1 cups
36 tbsp2.3 cups
40 tbsp2.5 cups
48 tbsp3 cups
50 tbsp3.1 cups
56 tbsp3.5 cups
60 tbsp3.8 cups
64 tbsp4 cups
75 tbsp4.7 cups
80 tbsp5 cups
96 tbsp6 cups
100 tbsp6.3 cups

Cup to Tablespoon Conversion Table

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CupsTablespoon (tbsp)
0.1 cup (1/10 cup) 1.6 tbsp
0.125 cup (1/8 cup) 2 tbsp
0.17 cups 2.7 tbsp
0.25 cups (1/4 cup) 4 tbsp
0.33 cups(1/3 cup ) 5.3 tbsp
0.375 cups (3/8 cup ) 6 tbsp
0.5 cups (1/2 cup) 8 tbsp
0.67 cups (2/3 cup) 10.7 tbsp
0.75 cups (3/4 cup) 12 tbsp
1 cup 16 tbsp
1.25 (1 1/4 cup) 20 tbsp
1.5 ( 1 1/2 cup) 24 tbsp
1.75 (1 3/4 cup) 28 tbsp
2 cups 32 tbsp
3 cups48 tbsp
4 cups64 tbsp
5 cups80 tbsp
8 cups128 tbsp
12 cups192 tbsp
14 cups224 tbsp
16 cups256 tbsp
18 cups288 tbsp
20 cups320 tbsp
32 cups512 tbsp

Frequently Asked Questions on Tablespoon Cup Conversion

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  • A Quarter Cup is equal to 4 tablespoons.

  • Cups and tablespoons are used commonly for measuring wet and dry ingredients as in food, medicine, syrups, detergents, fertilizers.

    It becomes necessary to convert between tablespoons and cups in order to measure ingredients accurately.

    For example, if a recipe calls for 1/2 cup of flour, but you only have a tablespoon , you will need to be able to convert 1/2 cup to tablespoons.

    Similarly, when we prepare a mixture with different proportions for a garden as per a manual or diy kit and need 10 tablespoons of an organic mix and we have a cup, we need to know how much to fill in a cup that corresponds to 10 tbsp,

  • A wet cup is used for measuring liquids such as water, milk , oil.
    A dry cup is for measuring dry items such as sugar, salt , flour.
    The volume in both wet and dry cup is same.
    Both wet cup and dry cup measure 16 tablespoons

  • Yes, this calculator holds good for both liquid and dry ingredients.
    1 liquid cup = 16 tbsp.
    1 dry cup = 16 tbsp

  • Yes, A Metric cup is bigger than a US customary cup in volume.
    A metric up is equal to 250 ml whereas a US customary cup is 236.6 ml.
    1 Metric cup = 16.9 tbsp.
    1 US cup = 16 tbsp