Cups to Pints Converter

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1 c = 0.5 pt

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How to Convert Cups to Pints

To convert a measurement in cups to a measurement in pints, divide the volume by the following conversion ratio: 2 cups/pint.

Since one pint is equal to 2 cups, you can use this simple formula to convert:

pints = cups ÷ 2

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

For example, here's how to convert 5 cups to pints using the formula above.
pints = (5 c ÷ 2) = 2.5 pt
conversion scale showing cups and equivalent pints volume values

How Many Pints Are in a Cup?

There are 0.5 pints in a cup, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 c = 0.5 pt

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

What Is a Cup?

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 standard cup is equal to 236.588 milliliters, but for nutrition labeling, one cup is defined as 240 milliliters.[1] To further confuse things, a metric cup is equal to 250 mL, while in Japan, a cup is equivalent to only 200 mL.

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.

Learn more about cups.

What Is a Pint?

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.

Learn more about pints.

Cup to Pint Conversion Table

Table showing various 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

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