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Cups(C) to Tablespoons(tbsp) Conversion Calculator

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Formula to convert Tablespoons to Cups and Cups to Tablespoons

How many Cups to Tablespoons (cup to tbsp)

Tablespoon to cup formula:

cups = tablespoons / 16

To convert 32 tablespoons to cups, divide by 16:

cups = 32 tablespoons / 16 = 2 cups


How many Tablespoons per Cup (tbsp per cup)

Cup to tablespoon formula:

tablespoons = cups * 16

For example, to convert 1/2 cup to tablespoons, multiply by 16:

tablespoons = 1/2 cup * 16 = 8 tablespoons


  • 1 tablespoon = 1/16 cup
  • 2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup
  • 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
  • 8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
  • 16 tablespoons = 1 cup
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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 tbsp

0.06 cups

1.5 tbsp

0.09 cups

2 tbsp

0.13 cups

2.5 tbsp

0.16 cups

3 tbsp

0.19 cups

4 tbsp

0.25 cups

4.5 tb

0.28 cups

5 tbsp

0.31 cups

6 tbsp

0.38 cups

7 tbsp

0.44 cups

7.5 tbsp

0.47 cups

8 tbsp

0.5 cups

9 tbsp

0.56 cups

10 tbsp

0.63 cups

10.5 tbsp

0.66 cups

11 tbsp

0.69 cups

12 tbsp

0.75 cups

13 tbsp

0.81 cups

14 tbsp

0.88 cups

15 tbsp

0.94 cups

16 tbsp

1 cup

18 tbsp

1.1 cups

20 tbsp

1.3 cups

24 tbsp

1.5 cups

28 tbsp

1.8 cups

30 tbsp

1.9 cups

32 tbsp

2 cups

34 tbsp

2.1 cups

36 tbsp

2.3 cups

40 tbsp

2.5 cups

48 tbsp

3 cups

50 tbsp

3.1 cups

56 tbsp

3.5 cups

60 tbsp

3.8 cups

64 tbsp

4 cups

75 tbsp

4.7 cups

80 tbsp

5 cups

96 tbsp

6 cups

100 tbsp

6.3 cups

Cup to Tablespoon Conversion Table

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CupsTablespoon (tbsp)
0.01 cup0.2 tbsp ( 1/6 tablespoon )
0.02 cup0.3 tbsp ( 1/3 tablespoon )
0.03 cup0.5 tbsp ( 1/2 tablespoon )
0.06 cup1 tbsp ( 1 tablespoons)
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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  • 4 tbsp

  • Cups and tablespoons are used commonly for measuring wet and dry ingredients as in food, medicine, syrups, detergents, fertilizers.
    It is important to be able 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, let's say we have a measuring cup but not a tablespoon and need 10 tablespoons of an organic mix, we need to know the conversion of how much to fill in the cup..

  • 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