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cups to kilograms
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1 cup 0.2366 kg
2 cup 0.4732 kg
3 cup 0.7098 kg
4 cup 0.9464 kg
5 cup 1.1829 kg
6 cup 1.4195 kg
7 cup 1.6561 kg
8 cup 1.8927 kg
9 cup 2.1293 kg
10 cup 2.3659 kg
11 cup 2.6025 kg
12 cup 2.8391 kg
13 cup 3.0756 kg
14 cup 3.3122 kg
15 cup 3.5488 kg
16 cup 3.7854 kg
17 cup 4.022 kg
18 cup 4.2586 kg
19 cup 4.4952 kg
20 cup 4.7318 kg

How to convert

1 cup (cup) = 0.236588237 kilogram (kg). Cup (cup) is a unit of Volume used in Cooking system. Kilogram (kg) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system. Please note this is volume to weight conversion, this conversion is valid only for pure water at temperature 4 °C.
US oz = 28.349523125 g
US fl oz = 29.5735295625 ml (milliliters) = 29.5735295625 g (grams) of pure water at temperature 4 °C.
US cup = 8 fl oz = 236.5882365 ml (milliliters) = 236.5882365 g (grams) of pure water at temperature 4 °C.

Cups: A Unit of Volume

Cups are a unit of volume that are used to measure liquids, such as water, milk, oil, vinegar, etc. They are also used to measure some dry ingredients, such as sugar, flour, rice, etc. They are different from tablespoons and teaspoons, which are smaller units of volume. They are also different from quarts and gallons, which are larger units of volume. They are also different from barrel of oil equivalent (BOE), which is a unit of energy based on the approximate energy released by burning one barrel of crude oil.

Definition of Cups

A cup is defined as 250 milliliters (ml) in the metric system of measurement. It is equivalent to 8.45 fluid ounces or 0.25 quarts in the US customary system. A cup is also equal to 8.8 imperial fluid ounces or 0.22 imperial quarts in the British imperial system.

History of Cups

The origin of the term cup as a unit of measure is uncertain, but it may have derived from the Latin word cuppa, which means a small vessel for drinking. Cups have been used since ancient times to store and transport various liquids and dry goods. The size and shape of cups varied depending on the type and quantity of the goods, the availability of materials, and the customs of different regions and countries.

The use of cups as a unit of measure dates back to the medieval times, when the European system of measurement was established. The standard size of these cups was based on the pint, which was originally defined as the volume of a pound of water at 62 °F. The cup was convenient for measuring and dividing smaller amounts of liquids and dry goods.

The use of cups as a unit of measure continued until the 20th century, when the metric system of measurement was adopted in most countries. The cup was gradually replaced by units such as milliliters, grams, etc. However, some countries and regions still use cups for certain types of liquids and dry ingredients, especially in cooking and baking.

How to Convert Cups

To convert cups to other units of volume, one can use the following formulas:

  • To convert cups to milliliters: multiply by 250
  • To convert cups to fluid ounces: multiply by 8.45
  • To convert cups to tablespoons: multiply by 16
  • To convert cups to quarts: multiply by 0.25
  • To convert cups to gallons: multiply by 0.0625
  • To convert cups to BOE: divide by 1,200

Where Cups are Used

Cups are mainly used in cooking and baking in some countries and regions that use the US customary system or the British imperial system of measurement. They are often used for measuring and adding liquids such as water, milk, oil, vinegar, etc., and dry ingredients such as sugar, flour, rice, etc., to recipes.

In some countries that use the metric system of measurement, such as Canada and Australia, cups are sometimes used as an informal or approximate unit of volume for certain types of liquids and dry ingredients. For example, in Canada, maple syrup is sometimes sold by the cup, which is equivalent to about 250 ml or 0.25 liters.

In some countries that have their own traditional units of volume based on vessels or containers, such as China and Japan, cups are not commonly used or recognized. Instead, they use units such as sheng (about 1 liter), ge (about 200 ml), or chawan (about 180 ml).

Example Conversions of Cups to Other Units

Here are some examples of converting cups to other units of volume:

  • 1 cup = 250 milliliters

  • 2 cups = 16.9 fluid ounces

  • 3 cups = 48 tablespoons

  • 4 cups = 1 quart

  • 5 cups = 0.3125 gallons

  • 6 cups = 0.005 BOE

  • 1 milliliter = 0.004 cup

  • 2 fluid ounces = 0.237 cup

  • 3 tablespoons = 0.188 cup

  • 4 quarts = 16 cups

  • 5 gallons = 80 cups

  • 6 BOE = 7,200 cups.

US customary cup can be abbreviated as c., = 236.5882365 millilitres = 1/16 U.S. customary gallon = 1/4 U.S. customary quart

Kilograms: A Unit of Weight

Definition of the Kilogram

A kilogram is a unit of weight that measures how much force an object or substance exerts on a scale due to gravity. It is equal to the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram (IPK), a cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy stored at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in France. One kilogram can also be written as kg or 1000 g.

History of the Kilogram

The kilogram was originally defined in 1795 during the French Revolution as the mass of one litre of water at 4 °C, which was determined to be 18841 grains. In 1799, the Kilogramme des Archives, a platinum artifact, replaced it as the standard of weight. In 1889, the IPK became the new standard of the unit of weight for the metric system and remained so for 130 years, until the current definition was adopted in 2019.

The kilogram, as well as other metric units of weight, such as the gram and the tonne, were introduced in the 19th century as part of the decimal system of measurement that aimed to simplify and unify the units used in science and commerce. The kilogram was officially adopted by the International System of Units (SI) in 1960 as one of the seven base units.

How to Convert Kilograms

To convert kilograms to other units of weight, we need to use conversion factors that relate the kilogram to the desired unit. For example, to convert kilograms to pounds, we need to know that one pound is equal to 0.45359237 kg. Therefore, one kilogram is equal to 2.2046226218 pounds.

Here are some common conversion factors for kilograms:

  • 1 kg = 1000 g
  • 1 kg = 2.2046226218 lb
  • 1 kg = 35.27396195 oz
  • 1 kg = 0.001 t
  • 1 kg = 0.1574730444 st

To convert from other units of weight to kilograms, we need to use the inverse of these conversion factors. For example, to convert pounds to kilograms, we need to divide by 2.2046226218.

Where Kilograms are Used

The kilogram is a unit of weight that is widely used to measure the weight of objects and substances such as food, clothes, animals, metals and chemicals. For example, an adult human body has an average weight of about 62 kg.

The kilogram is also used to measure the weight of some physical quantities such as force, pressure and torque. For example, one newton (N) is equal to one kilogram times one meter per second squared (kg x m/s2).

Example Conversions of Kilograms to Other Units

Here are some examples of how to convert kilograms to other units of weight using the conversion factors given above:

  • 2 kg = 2 x 1000 g = 2000 g
  • 3 kg = 3 x 2.2046226218 lb = 6.6138678654 lb
  • 4 kg = 4 x 35.27396195 oz = 141.0958478 oz
  • 5 kg = 5 x 0.001 t = 0.005 t
  • 6 kg = 6 x 0.1574730444 st = 0.9448382664 st

Conclusion

The kilogram is a unit of weight that measures how much force an object or substance exerts on a scale due to gravity. It is equal to the mass of the IPK, a cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy stored in France. The kilogram is widely used to measure the weight of objects and substances such as food, clothes, animals, metals and chemicals, as well as some physical quantities such as force, pressure and torque. To convert kilograms to other units of weight, we need to use conversion factors that relate the kilogram to the desired unit.

Kilograms also can be marked as kilogrammes in UK.



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