Cups Conversion

The cup is a unit used to measure salt volume. Use one of the conversion calculators below to convert to another unit of measure, or read on to learn more about cups.

Cup Conversion Calculators

Choose a unit of salt volume to convert to.

Convert cups to smidgens
1 cup is equal to 1,536 smidgens
Convert cups to pinches
1 cup is equal to 768 pinches
Convert cups to dashes
1 cup is equal to 384 dashes
Convert cups to teaspoons
1 cup is equal to 48 teaspoons
Convert cups to tablespoons
1 cup is equal to 16 tablespoons
Convert cups to grams
1 cup is equal to 273.12 grams

Cup Definition and Usage

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.

Cups Measurement Conversion Table

Common cup values and equivalent imperial and metric salt volume measurements
cups smidgens pinches dashes teaspoons tablespoons grams
1 c 1,536 768 384 48 tsp 16 tbsp 273.12 g
2 c 3,072 1,536 768 96 tsp 32 tbsp 546.24 g
3 c 4,608 2,304 1,152 144 tsp 48 tbsp 819.36 g
4 c 6,144 3,072 1,536 192 tsp 64 tbsp 1,092 g
5 c 7,680 3,840 1,920 240 tsp 80 tbsp 1,366 g
6 c 9,216 4,608 2,304 288 tsp 96 tbsp 1,639 g
7 c 10,752 5,376 2,688 336 tsp 112 tbsp 1,912 g
8 c 12,288 6,144 3,072 384 tsp 128 tbsp 2,185 g
9 c 13,824 6,912 3,456 432 tsp 144 tbsp 2,458 g
10 c 15,360 7,680 3,840 480 tsp 160 tbsp 2,731 g
11 c 16,896 8,448 4,224 528 tsp 176 tbsp 3,004 g
12 c 18,432 9,216 4,608 576 tsp 192 tbsp 3,277 g
13 c 19,968 9,984 4,992 624 tsp 208 tbsp 3,551 g
14 c 21,504 10,752 5,376 672 tsp 224 tbsp 3,824 g
15 c 23,040 11,520 5,760 720 tsp 240 tbsp 4,097 g
16 c 24,576 12,288 6,144 768 tsp 256 tbsp 4,370 g
17 c 26,112 13,056 6,528 816 tsp 272 tbsp 4,643 g
18 c 27,648 13,824 6,912 864 tsp 288 tbsp 4,916 g
19 c 29,184 14,592 7,296 912 tsp 304 tbsp 5,189 g
20 c 30,720 15,360 7,680 960 tsp 320 tbsp 5,462 g

Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

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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.