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# U.S. & Metric Measurements

Posted Aug 26 2008 11:31pm
 The blue dots on the picture to the above represent the location of my blog readers on a typical day. Today's visitor locations can be seen at the bottom of my blog. Occasionally, I see viewers on 6 of 7 continents. The seventh continent is Antarctica where almost nobody lives. Because of the international nature of my real job, I have recently become more aware of the fact that the United States (my home), Burma, and Liberia are the only three countries that have not yet accepted metric. To assist those of you who are not familiar with U.S. (Imperial/English) measurements, I am posting a cross-reference guide. Even those of you who are familiar with U.S. measurements might find the "U.S. equivalents" section useful as it shows the fractions for converting from one U.S. unit of measure to another (teaspoons to tablespoons, tablespoons to cups, etc.). I am also including a brief list of common abbreviations that I often use on this blog. I hope you find this useful. U.S. Cooking Measurement Abbreviations c. = cup T. = Tbs. = tbsp. = tablespoon t. = tsp. = teaspoon pkg. = package lb. = pound qt. = quart (4 cups) lg. = large (often 29 oz.) oz. = ounce sm. = small pt. = pint med. = medium gal. = gallon sq. = square approx. = approximately min. = minutes equiv. = equivalent U.S. Cooking Measurement Equivalents 16 tablespoons = 1 cup 12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 2/3 cup 8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup 6 tablespoons = 3/8 cup 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup 2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 1/6 cup 1 tablespoon = 1/16 cup 2 cups = 1 pint 4 cups = 1 quart 2 pints = 1 quart 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon 48 teaspoons = 1 cup U.S. to Metric Capacity 1/5 teaspoon = 1 ml 1 teaspoon = 5 ml 1 tablespoon = 15 ml1 fluid oz. = 30 ml 1/5 cup = 50 ml 1 cup = 240 ml 2 cups (1 pint) = 470 ml 4 cups (1 quart) = .95 liter 4 quarts (1 gal.) = 3.8 liters U.S. to Metric Weight 1 oz. (ounce) = 28 grams 1 pound = 16 ounces 1 pound = 454 grams Metric to U.S. Capacity 1 mililiter = 1/5 teaspoon 5 ml = 1 teaspoon 15 ml = 1 tablespoon 30 ml = 1 fluid oz. 100 ml = 3.4 fluid oz. 240 ml = 1 cup 1 liter = 34 fluid oz. 1 liter = 4.2 cups 1 liter = 2.1 pints 1 liter = 1.06 quarts 1 liter = 0.26 gallon Metric to U.S. Weight 1 gram = .035 ounce 100 grams = 3.5 ounces 500 grams = 1.10 pounds 1 kilogram = 2.205 pounds 1 kilogram = 35 oz.