Convert Tablespoons to Cups

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

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1 tbsp = 0.0625 c
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How to Convert Tablespoons to Cups

To convert a tablespoon measurement to a cup measurement, multiply the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One tablespoon is equal to 0.0625 cups, so use this simple formula to convert:

cups = tablespoons × 0.0625

The salt volume in cups is equal to the tablespoons multiplied by 0.0625.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to cups using the formula above.
5 tbsp = (5 × 0.0625) = 0.3125 c

Tablespoons and cups are both units used to measure salt volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


A tablespoon of salt is equal to 3 teaspoons of salt or 1/16 of a cup.

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.


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.

Tablespoon Measurements and Equivalent Cup Conversions

Common tablespoon values converted to the equivalent cup value
Tablespoons Cups
1 tbsp 0.0625 c
2 tbsp 0.125 c
3 tbsp 0.1875 c
4 tbsp 0.25 c
5 tbsp 0.3125 c
6 tbsp 0.375 c
7 tbsp 0.4375 c
8 tbsp 0.5 c
9 tbsp 0.5625 c
10 tbsp 0.625 c
11 tbsp 0.6875 c
12 tbsp 0.75 c
13 tbsp 0.8125 c
14 tbsp 0.875 c
15 tbsp 0.9375 c
16 tbsp 1 c
17 tbsp 1.0625 c
18 tbsp 1.125 c
19 tbsp 1.1875 c
20 tbsp 1.25 c
21 tbsp 1.3125 c
22 tbsp 1.375 c
23 tbsp 1.4375 c
24 tbsp 1.5 c
25 tbsp 1.5625 c
26 tbsp 1.625 c
27 tbsp 1.6875 c
28 tbsp 1.75 c
29 tbsp 1.8125 c
30 tbsp 1.875 c
31 tbsp 1.9375 c
32 tbsp 2 c
33 tbsp 2.0625 c
34 tbsp 2.125 c
35 tbsp 2.1875 c
36 tbsp 2.25 c
37 tbsp 2.3125 c
38 tbsp 2.375 c
39 tbsp 2.4375 c
40 tbsp 2.5 c

More Tablespoon Salt Volume Conversions

Convert to Smidgens
1 tbsp is equal to 96 smidgens
Convert to Pinches
1 tbsp is equal to 48 pinches
Convert to Dashes
1 tbsp is equal to 24 dashes
Convert to Teaspoons
1 tbsp is equal to 3 teaspoons
Convert to Grams
1 tbsp is equal to 17.07 grams

Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

There are thousands of units of measure in use across the globe, and converting from one to another can be very difficult since each conversion requires a different formula to derive the result. Our unit of measurement conversion tools are meant to be dead easy. We break the mold of the typical dry and complicated experience. In addition to converting from one measurement to another, we provide the formula so you can see how the conversion is done, use it on you’re own calculator if you need to!

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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.