Milligrams to Pints Conversion Calculator
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How to Convert Milligrams to Pints
Since milligrams are a unit of mass and pints are a unit of volume, which are different physical quantities, we need to know one more physical quantity of the ingredient or substance to convert between them. In this case, we need to account for the density of the substance whenever we do a conversion.
Therefore, to convert between milligrams and pints of an ingredient or substance, we must either multiply or divide by its density, depending on which direction we are performing the conversion.
Milligrams to Pints Formula
To convert a measurement in milligrams to pints, divide the weight by the density of the ingredient or material. Note that in order for this to work, the density must be in milligrams per pint (mg/pt).
If the density is given in grams per milliliter (g/mL), then first multiply the density by 473,176.473 to convert to mg/pt.
For a density given in g/mL, you can use this simple formula to convert:
Thus, the volume in pints is equal to the weight in milligrams divided by 473,176.473 times the density (in g/mL) of the ingredient, substance, or material.
When to Convert Milligrams to Pints
Milligrams and pints are both commonly used to measure cooking ingredients.
For cooking applications, most chefs suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight rather than volume to improve accuracy in the measurements. The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction and clumping.
The best way to ensure an accurate conversion is to use a scale. When a scale is not available, a calculator like the one above is a good way to estimate the weight to volume conversion.
Another useful application of weight and volume conversions is chemistry. When performing chemical reactions by combining separate chemicals to produce a new chemical, one must know the exact amount of each chemical to add in order to maximize the yield of the reaction.
It is common to mix powdered chemicals with liquid, or aqueous, chemicals, and this is where it becomes very useful to convert between weights and volumes.
Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
What is a Milligram?
The milligram is a unit of mass equal to 1/1,000 of a gram, or 0.0154 grains.
The milligram, or milligramme, is an SI unit of mass in the metric system. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for thousandths, or 10-3. Milligrams can be abbreviated as mg; for example, 1 milligram can be written as 1 mg.
A milligram is frequently referred to as a unit of weight. While technically, a milligram is a measure of mass, and weight is actually a measure of force, the two are equivalent as long as we are performing our calculations on Earth.
For example, an object with a mass of 1 milligram weighs 1 milligram on Earth, but only weighs one-sixth of that on the moon, yet still has the same mass.
Learn more about milligrams.
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.
Milligram to Pint Conversion Table
|Weight in Milligrams:||Volume in Pints of:|
|Water||Milk||Cooking Oil||All Purpose Flour||Granulated Sugar|
|1,000 mg||0.002113 pt||0.002052 pt||0.002402 pt||0.003995 pt||0.0025 pt|
|2,000 mg||0.004227 pt||0.004104 pt||0.004803 pt||0.00799 pt||0.005 pt|
|3,000 mg||0.00634 pt||0.006155 pt||0.007205 pt||0.011985 pt||0.0075 pt|
|4,000 mg||0.008454 pt||0.008207 pt||0.009606 pt||0.01598 pt||0.01 pt|
|5,000 mg||0.010567 pt||0.010259 pt||0.012008 pt||0.019975 pt||0.0125 pt|
|6,000 mg||0.01268 pt||0.012311 pt||0.014409 pt||0.02397 pt||0.015 pt|
|7,000 mg||0.014794 pt||0.014363 pt||0.016811 pt||0.027965 pt||0.0175 pt|
|8,000 mg||0.016907 pt||0.016415 pt||0.019213 pt||0.03196 pt||0.02 pt|
|9,000 mg||0.01902 pt||0.018466 pt||0.021614 pt||0.035955 pt||0.0225 pt|
|10,000 mg||0.021134 pt||0.020518 pt||0.024016 pt||0.03995 pt||0.025 pt|
|11,000 mg||0.023247 pt||0.02257 pt||0.026417 pt||0.043945 pt||0.0275 pt|
|12,000 mg||0.025361 pt||0.024622 pt||0.028819 pt||0.04794 pt||0.03 pt|
|13,000 mg||0.027474 pt||0.026674 pt||0.03122 pt||0.051936 pt||0.0325 pt|
|14,000 mg||0.029587 pt||0.028726 pt||0.033622 pt||0.055931 pt||0.035 pt|
|15,000 mg||0.031701 pt||0.030777 pt||0.036023 pt||0.059926 pt||0.0375 pt|
|16,000 mg||0.033814 pt||0.032829 pt||0.038425 pt||0.063921 pt||0.04 pt|
|17,000 mg||0.035927 pt||0.034881 pt||0.040827 pt||0.067916 pt||0.0425 pt|
|18,000 mg||0.038041 pt||0.036933 pt||0.043228 pt||0.071911 pt||0.045 pt|
|19,000 mg||0.040154 pt||0.038985 pt||0.04563 pt||0.075906 pt||0.0475 pt|
|20,000 mg||0.042268 pt||0.041036 pt||0.048031 pt||0.079901 pt||0.05 pt|
|21,000 mg||0.044381 pt||0.043088 pt||0.050433 pt||0.083896 pt||0.0525 pt|
|22,000 mg||0.046494 pt||0.04514 pt||0.052834 pt||0.087891 pt||0.055 pt|
|23,000 mg||0.048608 pt||0.047192 pt||0.055236 pt||0.091886 pt||0.0575 pt|
|24,000 mg||0.050721 pt||0.049244 pt||0.057638 pt||0.095881 pt||0.06 pt|
|25,000 mg||0.052834 pt||0.051296 pt||0.060039 pt||0.099876 pt||0.0625 pt|
|26,000 mg||0.054948 pt||0.053347 pt||0.062441 pt||0.103871 pt||0.065 pt|
|27,000 mg||0.057061 pt||0.055399 pt||0.064842 pt||0.107866 pt||0.0675 pt|
|28,000 mg||0.059175 pt||0.057451 pt||0.067244 pt||0.111861 pt||0.07 pt|
|29,000 mg||0.061288 pt||0.059503 pt||0.069645 pt||0.115856 pt||0.0725 pt|
|30,000 mg||0.063401 pt||0.061555 pt||0.072047 pt||0.119851 pt||0.075 pt|
|31,000 mg||0.065515 pt||0.063606 pt||0.074448 pt||0.123846 pt||0.0775 pt|
|32,000 mg||0.067628 pt||0.065658 pt||0.07685 pt||0.127841 pt||0.08 pt|
|33,000 mg||0.069741 pt||0.06771 pt||0.079252 pt||0.131836 pt||0.0825 pt|
|34,000 mg||0.071855 pt||0.069762 pt||0.081653 pt||0.135831 pt||0.085 pt|
|35,000 mg||0.073968 pt||0.071814 pt||0.084055 pt||0.139826 pt||0.0875 pt|
|36,000 mg||0.076082 pt||0.073866 pt||0.086456 pt||0.143821 pt||0.09 pt|
|37,000 mg||0.078195 pt||0.075917 pt||0.088858 pt||0.147816 pt||0.0925 pt|
|38,000 mg||0.080308 pt||0.077969 pt||0.091259 pt||0.151812 pt||0.095 pt|
|39,000 mg||0.082422 pt||0.080021 pt||0.093661 pt||0.155807 pt||0.0975 pt|
|40,000 mg||0.084535 pt||0.082073 pt||0.096063 pt||0.159802 pt||0.1 pt|
- National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-cooking-resources
- CK-12 Foundation, Introductory Chemistry (CK-12) - 12.6: Mass-Volume Stoichiometry, https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Introductory_Chemistry/Introductory_Chemistry_(CK-12)/12%3A_Stoichiometry/12.06%3A_Mass-Volume_Stoichiometry
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