# How Many Tablespoons Are In a Cup?

There are 16 tablespoons in 1 cup.

• 1/8 cup = 2 tbsp
• 1/4 cup = 4 tbsp
• 1/3 cup = 5 1/3 tbsp
• 1/2 cup = 8 tbsp
• 2/3 cup = 10 2/3 tbsp
• 3/4 cup = 12 tbsp
• 1 cup = 16 tbsp

Now, let's find out how to convert a cup to tablespoons.

## How to Convert a Cup to Tablespoons

To calculate how many tablespoons are in 1 U.S. cup, you need to multiply the volume in cups by the conversion ratio of 16 tablespoons/cup.

One cup is equal to 16 tablespoons, so to find the number of tablespoons, multiply the cups bu 16 like this:

tablespoons = cups × 16

So, to convert a cup to tablespoons, substitute 1 for the volume in cups:

tablespoons = (1 c × 16) = 16 tbsp

Therefore, there are 16 tablespoons in 1 cup.

## How Many Tablespoons Are In a Metric Cup?

The conversion ratio is a little different for metric cups since they are slightly larger than a U.S. cup. Since one metric cup is equal to 250 mL and a metric tablespoon is equal to 15 mL, there are 16 2/3 tablespoons in one metric cup.

This means that the formula to calculate how many tablespoons are in 1 metric cup is:

tablespoons = (1 c × 16 2/3) = 16 2/3 tbsp

So, there are 16 2/3 tablespoons in 1 metric cup. For a cook or baker, this can alter the outcome of a recipe, so it's essential to keep this difference in mind.

## Cups to Tablespoons Converter

You can convert other values to tablespoons using the converter below, which is built on our cups to tablespoons converter.

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

## Result in Tablespoons:

1 c = 16 tbsp

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