Tablespoons Conversion

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

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Tablespoon Definition and Usage

The tablespoon is a unit of volume equal to three teaspoons or ½ fluid ounce.[1] One tablespoon is equal to just under 14.8 milliliters, but in nutrition labelling, one tablespoon is equal to 15 milliliters.[2]

The tablespoon is a US customary unit of volume. 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.

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Tablespoons Measurement Conversion Table

Common tablespoon values and equivalent imperial and metric volume measurements
tablespoons gallons quarts pints cups fluid ounces teaspoons cubic inches cubic feet cubic yards liters milliliters cubic centimeters cubic meters
1 tbsp 0.003906 gal 0.015625 qt 0.03125 pt 0.0625 c 0.5 fl oz 3 tsp 0.902344 in³ 0.000522 ft³ 0.00001934 yd³ 0.014787 l 14.786765 ml 14.786765 cm³ 0.000014787 m³
2 tbsp 0.007813 gal 0.03125 qt 0.0625 pt 0.125 c 1 fl oz 6 tsp 1.804688 in³ 0.001044 ft³ 0.000038681 yd³ 0.029574 l 29.57353 ml 29.57353 cm³ 0.000029574 m³
3 tbsp 0.011719 gal 0.046875 qt 0.09375 pt 0.1875 c 1.5 fl oz 9 tsp 2.707031 in³ 0.001567 ft³ 0.000058021 yd³ 0.04436 l 44.360294 ml 44.360294 cm³ 0.00004436 m³
4 tbsp 0.015625 gal 0.0625 qt 0.125 pt 0.25 c 2 fl oz 12 tsp 3.609375 in³ 0.002089 ft³ 0.000077361 yd³ 0.059147 l 59.147059 ml 59.147059 cm³ 0.000059147 m³
5 tbsp 0.019531 gal 0.078125 qt 0.15625 pt 0.3125 c 2.5 fl oz 15 tsp 4.511719 in³ 0.002611 ft³ 0.000096702 yd³ 0.073934 l 73.933824 ml 73.933824 cm³ 0.000073934 m³
6 tbsp 0.023438 gal 0.09375 qt 0.1875 pt 0.375 c 3 fl oz 18 tsp 5.414063 in³ 0.003133 ft³ 0.000116 yd³ 0.088721 l 88.720589 ml 88.720589 cm³ 0.000088721 m³
7 tbsp 0.027344 gal 0.109375 qt 0.21875 pt 0.4375 c 3.5 fl oz 21 tsp 6.316406 in³ 0.003655 ft³ 0.000135 yd³ 0.103507 l 103.507353 ml 103.507353 cm³ 0.000104 m³
8 tbsp 0.03125 gal 0.125 qt 0.25 pt 0.5 c 4 fl oz 24 tsp 7.21875 in³ 0.004178 ft³ 0.000155 yd³ 0.118294 l 118.294118 ml 118.294118 cm³ 0.000118 m³
9 tbsp 0.035156 gal 0.140625 qt 0.28125 pt 0.5625 c 4.5 fl oz 27 tsp 8.121094 in³ 0.0047 ft³ 0.000174 yd³ 0.133081 l 133.080883 ml 133.080883 cm³ 0.000133 m³
10 tbsp 0.039063 gal 0.15625 qt 0.3125 pt 0.625 c 5 fl oz 30 tsp 9.023438 in³ 0.005222 ft³ 0.000193 yd³ 0.147868 l 147.867648 ml 147.867648 cm³ 0.000148 m³
11 tbsp 0.042969 gal 0.171875 qt 0.34375 pt 0.6875 c 5.5 fl oz 33 tsp 9.925781 in³ 0.005744 ft³ 0.000213 yd³ 0.162654 l 162.654413 ml 162.654413 cm³ 0.000163 m³
12 tbsp 0.046875 gal 0.1875 qt 0.375 pt 0.75 c 6 fl oz 36 tsp 10.828125 in³ 0.006266 ft³ 0.000232 yd³ 0.177441 l 177.441177 ml 177.441177 cm³ 0.000177 m³
13 tbsp 0.050781 gal 0.203125 qt 0.40625 pt 0.8125 c 6.5 fl oz 39 tsp 11.730469 in³ 0.006788 ft³ 0.000251 yd³ 0.192228 l 192.227942 ml 192.227942 cm³ 0.000192 m³
14 tbsp 0.054688 gal 0.21875 qt 0.4375 pt 0.875 c 7 fl oz 42 tsp 12.632813 in³ 0.007311 ft³ 0.000271 yd³ 0.207015 l 207.014707 ml 207.014707 cm³ 0.000207 m³
15 tbsp 0.058594 gal 0.234375 qt 0.46875 pt 0.9375 c 7.5 fl oz 45 tsp 13.535156 in³ 0.007833 ft³ 0.00029 yd³ 0.221801 l 221.801472 ml 221.801472 cm³ 0.000222 m³
16 tbsp 0.0625 gal 0.25 qt 0.5 pt 1 c 8 fl oz 48 tsp 14.4375 in³ 0.008355 ft³ 0.000309 yd³ 0.236588 l 236.588237 ml 236.588237 cm³ 0.000237 m³
17 tbsp 0.066406 gal 0.265625 qt 0.53125 pt 1.0625 c 8.5 fl oz 51 tsp 15.339844 in³ 0.008877 ft³ 0.000329 yd³ 0.251375 l 251.375001 ml 251.375001 cm³ 0.000251 m³
18 tbsp 0.070313 gal 0.28125 qt 0.5625 pt 1.125 c 9 fl oz 54 tsp 16.242188 in³ 0.009399 ft³ 0.000348 yd³ 0.266162 l 266.161766 ml 266.161766 cm³ 0.000266 m³
19 tbsp 0.074219 gal 0.296875 qt 0.59375 pt 1.1875 c 9.5 fl oz 57 tsp 17.144531 in³ 0.009922 ft³ 0.000367 yd³ 0.280949 l 280.948531 ml 280.948531 cm³ 0.000281 m³
20 tbsp 0.078125 gal 0.3125 qt 0.625 pt 1.25 c 10 fl oz 60 tsp 18.046875 in³ 0.010444 ft³ 0.000387 yd³ 0.295735 l 295.735296 ml 295.735296 cm³ 0.000296 m³

References

  1. Merriam-Webster, tablespoon, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tablespoon
  2. 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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