Convert Cups to Tablespoons

Enter the salt volume in cups below to get the value converted to tablespoons.

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1 c = 16 tbsp
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How to Convert Cups to Tablespoons

To convert a cup measurement to a tablespoon measurement, multiply the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One cup is equal to 16 tablespoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

tablespoons = cups × 16

The salt volume in tablespoons is equal to the cups multiplied by 16.

For example, here's how to convert 5 cups to tablespoons using the formula above.
5 c = (5 × 16) = 80 tbsp

Cups and tablespoons are both units used to measure salt volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


A cup of salt is equal to 16 tablespoons of salt.

Cups can be abbreviated as c, and are also sometimes abbreviated as C. For example, 1 cup can be written as 1 c or 1 C.


A tablespoon of salt is equal to 3 teaspoons of salt or 1/16 of a cup.

Tablespoons can be abbreviated as tbsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Tbls, or Tb. For example, 1 tablespoon can be written as 1 tbsp, 1 T, 1 Tbls, or 1 Tb.

Cup Measurements and Equivalent Tablespoon Conversions

Common cup values converted to the equivalent tablespoon value
Cups Tablespoons
1 c 16 tbsp
2 c 32 tbsp
3 c 48 tbsp
4 c 64 tbsp
5 c 80 tbsp
6 c 96 tbsp
7 c 112 tbsp
8 c 128 tbsp
9 c 144 tbsp
10 c 160 tbsp
11 c 176 tbsp
12 c 192 tbsp
13 c 208 tbsp
14 c 224 tbsp
15 c 240 tbsp
16 c 256 tbsp
17 c 272 tbsp
18 c 288 tbsp
19 c 304 tbsp
20 c 320 tbsp
21 c 336 tbsp
22 c 352 tbsp
23 c 368 tbsp
24 c 384 tbsp
25 c 400 tbsp
26 c 416 tbsp
27 c 432 tbsp
28 c 448 tbsp
29 c 464 tbsp
30 c 480 tbsp
31 c 496 tbsp
32 c 512 tbsp
33 c 528 tbsp
34 c 544 tbsp
35 c 560 tbsp
36 c 576 tbsp
37 c 592 tbsp
38 c 608 tbsp
39 c 624 tbsp
40 c 640 tbsp

More Cup Salt Volume Conversions

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1 c is equal to 1,536 smidgens
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1 c is equal to 768 pinches
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1 c is equal to 384 dashes
Convert to Teaspoons
1 c is equal to 48 teaspoons
Convert to Grams
1 c is equal to 273.12 grams

Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

There are thousands of units of measure in use across the globe, and converting from one to another can be very difficult since each conversion requires a different formula to derive the result. Our unit of measurement conversion tools are meant to be dead easy. We break the mold of the typical dry and complicated experience. In addition to converting from one measurement to another, we provide the formula so you can see how the conversion is done, use it on you’re own calculator if you need to!

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.