Tablespoons to Cups Conversion

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How to Convert Tablespoons to Cups

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To convert a tablespoon measurement to a cup measurement, divide the volume by the conversion ratio. One cup is equal to 16 tablespoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

cups = tablespoons ÷ 16

The volume in cups is equal to the tablespoons divided by 16.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to cups using the formula above.
5 tbsp = (5 ÷ 16) = 0.3125 c

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

Tablespoons

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.

Cups

The cup is a unit of volume equal to 16 tablespoons or 8 fluid ounces. The cup should not be confused with the metric cup or the teacup, which are different units of volume. One cup is equal to just under 236.6 milliliters, but in nutrition labelling, one cup is equal to 240 milliliters.[3]

The cup is a US customary unit of volume. 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 to Cup Conversion Table

Tablespoon measurements converted to cups
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

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
  3. 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