# Pints to Cups Converter

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## Conversion Table

 pints to cups pt cup 1 pt 2 cup 2 pt 4 cup 3 pt 6 cup 4 pt 8 cup 5 pt 10 cup 6 pt 12 cup 7 pt 14 cup 8 pt 16 cup 9 pt 18 cup 10 pt 20 cup 11 pt 22 cup 12 pt 24 cup 13 pt 26 cup 14 pt 28 cup 15 pt 30 cup 16 pt 32 cup 17 pt 34 cup 18 pt 36 cup 19 pt 38 cup 20 pt 40 cup

## How to convert

1 pint (pt) = 2 cup (cup). Pint (pt) is a unit of Volume used in Standard system. Cup (cup) is a unit of Volume used in Cooking system.

## Pints: A Unit of Volume

Pints are a unit of volume that are used to measure liquids, such as water, milk, beer, cider, etc. They are also used to measure some dry goods, such as flour, sugar, rice, etc. They are different from cups, which are a smaller unit of volume. They are also different from liters, which are a larger unit 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 Pints

A pint is defined as a unit of volume or capacity in both the imperial and United States customary measurement systems. However, the size of a pint varies depending on the type of pint used:

• A UK pint is equal to one eighth of a UK gallon in the imperial system of measurement. It is equivalent to 20 fluid ounces or 4 gills in the imperial system. A UK pint is also equal to 0.568 liters or 0.473 US liquid pints in the metric system.
• A US liquid pint is equal to one eighth of a US liquid gallon in the US customary system of measurement. It is equivalent to 16 fluid ounces or 2 cups in the US customary system. A US liquid pint is also equal to 0.473 liters or 0.833 UK pints in the metric system.
• A US dry pint is equal to one eighth of a US dry gallon in the US customary system of measurement. It is equivalent to 18.6 fluid ounces or 2.327 cups in the US customary system. A US dry pint is also equal to 0.551 liters or 0.969 UK pints in the metric system.

## History of Pints

The origin of the term pint as a unit of measure is uncertain, but it may have derived from the Old French word pinte, which means a measure or quantity. Pints have been used since ancient times to store and transport various liquids and dry goods. The size and shape of pints 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 pints as a unit of measure dates back to the medieval times, when the European system of measurement was established. The standard size of these pints was based on the wine gallon, which was originally defined as the volume of eight pounds of wine at 62 °F. The pint was convenient for measuring and dividing smaller amounts of liquids and dry goods.

The use of pints as a unit of measure continued until the 20th century, when the metric system of measurement was adopted in most countries. The pint was gradually replaced by units such as liters, grams, etc. However, some countries and regions still use pints for certain types of liquids and dry goods, especially in the United States and the United Kingdom and Ireland and some Commonwealth nations.

## How to Convert Pints

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

• To convert UK pints to liters: multiply by 0.568

• To convert UK pints to cubic inches: multiply by 34.677

• To convert UK pints to fluid ounces: multiply by 20

• To convert UK pints to US liquid pints: multiply by 0.473

• To convert UK pints to BOE: divide by 35

• To convert US liquid pints to liters: multiply by 0.473

• To convert US liquid pints to cubic inches: multiply by 28.875

• To convert US liquid pints to fluid ounces: multiply by 16

• To convert US liquid pints to UK pints: multiply by 2.113

• To convert US liquid pints to BOE: divide by 6

• To convert US dry pints to liters: multiply by 0.551

• To convert US dry pints to cubic inches: multiply by 33.6

• To convert US dry pints to fluid ounces: multiply by 18.6

• To convert US dry pints to UK pints: multiply by 1.032

• To convert US dry pints to BOE: divide by 5.5

## Where Pints are Used

Pints are mainly used in some countries and regions that use the imperial system or the US customary system of measurement. They are often used for measuring and adding liquids such as water, milk, beer, cider, etc., and dry goods such as flour, sugar, rice, etc., to recipes.

In some countries that use the metric system of measurement, such as Canada and Australia, pints are not commonly used or recognized. Instead, they use units such as liters, grams, etc.

## Example Conversions of Pints to Other Units

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

• 1 UK pint = 0.568 liters

• 2 UK pints = 69.354 cubic inches

• 3 UK pints = 60 fluid ounces

• 4 UK pints = 1.892 US liquid pints

• 5 UK pints = 0.143 BOE

• 1 US liquid pint = 0.473 liters

• 2 US liquid pints = 57.75 cubic inches

• 3 US liquid pints = 48 fluid ounces

• 4 US liquid pints = 8.452 UK pints

• 5 US liquid pints = 0.833 BOE

• 1 US dry pint = 0.551 liters

• 2 US dry pints = 67.2 cubic inches

• 3 US dry pints = 55.8 fluid ounces

• 4 US dry pints = 4.128 UK pints

• 5 US dry pints = 0.909 BOE.

The US pint, defined as exactly 473.176473 milliliters = 1/8 US liquid gallon.

## 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

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