Cups to Pints Conversion

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How to Convert Cups to Pints

conversion scale showing cups and equivalent pints volume values

To convert a cup measurement to a pint measurement, divide the volume by the conversion ratio. One pint is equal to 2 cups, so use this simple formula to convert:

pints = cups ÷ 2

The volume in pints is equal to the cups divided by 2.

For example, here's how to convert 5 cups to pints using the formula above.
5 c = (5 ÷ 2) = 2.5 pt

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

Cups

The cup is a unit of volume equal to 16 tablespoons or 8 fluid ounces. The cup should not be confused with the metric cup or the teacup, which are different units of volume. One cup is equal to just under 236.6 milliliters, but in nutrition labelling, one cup is equal to 240 milliliters.[1]

The cup is a US customary unit of volume. 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.

Pints

The US liquid pint is a unit of fluid volume equal to one-eighth of a gallon, one-half of a quart, or two cups. The liquid pint should not be confused with the dry pint (US) or the imperial pint, which are different units.

The pint is a US customary unit of volume. Pints can be abbreviated as pt; for example, 1 pint can be written as 1 pt.

Cup to Pint Conversion Table

Cup measurements converted to pints
Cups Pints
1 c 0.5 pt
2 c 1 pt
3 c 1.5 pt
4 c 2 pt
5 c 2.5 pt
6 c 3 pt
7 c 3.5 pt
8 c 4 pt
9 c 4.5 pt
10 c 5 pt
11 c 5.5 pt
12 c 6 pt
13 c 6.5 pt
14 c 7 pt
15 c 7.5 pt
16 c 8 pt
17 c 8.5 pt
18 c 9 pt
19 c 9.5 pt
20 c 10 pt
21 c 10.5 pt
22 c 11 pt
23 c 11.5 pt
24 c 12 pt
25 c 12.5 pt
26 c 13 pt
27 c 13.5 pt
28 c 14 pt
29 c 14.5 pt
30 c 15 pt
31 c 15.5 pt
32 c 16 pt
33 c 16.5 pt
34 c 17 pt
35 c 17.5 pt
36 c 18 pt
37 c 18.5 pt
38 c 19 pt
39 c 19.5 pt
40 c 20 pt

References

  1. U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures, https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guidelines-determining-metric-equivalents-household-measures