Tablespoons to Fluid Ounces Conversion

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1 tbsp = 0.5 fl oz

How to Convert Tablespoons to Fluid Ounces

Calculators can be used to convert measurements from one unit to another

To convert a tablespoon measurement to a fluid ounce measurement, divide the volume by the conversion ratio. One fluid ounce is equal to 2 tablespoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

fluid ounces = tablespoons ÷ 2

The volume in fluid ounces is equal to the tablespoons divided by 2.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to fluid ounces using the formula above.
5 tbsp = (5 ÷ 2) = 2.5 fl oz

Tablespoons and fluid ounces 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.

Fluid Ounces

The US fluid ounce is a unit of volume equal to 1/16 of a pint or 1/8 of a cup. The fluid ounce is sometimes referred to as an "ounce" but should not be confused with the unit of mass. One fluid ounce is equal to just under 29.6 milliliters, but in nutrition labelling, one fluid ounce is rounded to exactly 30 milliliters.[3]

The fluid ounce is a US customary unit of volume. Fluid ounces can be abbreviated as fl oz, and are also sometimes abbreviated as fl. oz. or oz. fl.. For example, 1 fluid ounce can be written as 1 fl oz, 1 fl. oz., or 1 oz. fl..

Tablespoon to Fluid Ounce Conversion Table

Tablespoon measurements converted to fluid ounces
Tablespoons Fluid Ounces
1 tbsp 0.5 fl oz
2 tbsp 1 fl oz
3 tbsp 1.5 fl oz
4 tbsp 2 fl oz
5 tbsp 2.5 fl oz
6 tbsp 3 fl oz
7 tbsp 3.5 fl oz
8 tbsp 4 fl oz
9 tbsp 4.5 fl oz
10 tbsp 5 fl oz
11 tbsp 5.5 fl oz
12 tbsp 6 fl oz
13 tbsp 6.5 fl oz
14 tbsp 7 fl oz
15 tbsp 7.5 fl oz
16 tbsp 8 fl oz
17 tbsp 8.5 fl oz
18 tbsp 9 fl oz
19 tbsp 9.5 fl oz
20 tbsp 10 fl oz
21 tbsp 10.5 fl oz
22 tbsp 11 fl oz
23 tbsp 11.5 fl oz
24 tbsp 12 fl oz
25 tbsp 12.5 fl oz
26 tbsp 13 fl oz
27 tbsp 13.5 fl oz
28 tbsp 14 fl oz
29 tbsp 14.5 fl oz
30 tbsp 15 fl oz
31 tbsp 15.5 fl oz
32 tbsp 16 fl oz
33 tbsp 16.5 fl oz
34 tbsp 17 fl oz
35 tbsp 17.5 fl oz
36 tbsp 18 fl oz
37 tbsp 18.5 fl oz
38 tbsp 19 fl oz
39 tbsp 19.5 fl oz
40 tbsp 20 fl oz

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