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Sometimes recipe books call for measurements that are either unfamiliar to us or we can't remember just how many tablespoons are in a cup of butter. Here is a listing of common measurements and equivalents:

dash, speck or few grains

less than 1/8 tsp (teaspoon)

60 drops

1 tsp

3 tsp or 1/2 fluid oz

1 tbsp (tablespoon)

1/8 cup or 1 fluid oz

2 tbsp

1/4 cup or 2 fluid oz

4 tbsp

1/3 cup

5 tbsp plus 1 tsp

1/2 cup or 4 fluid oz

8 tbsp

2/3 cup

10 tbsp plus 2 tsp

3/4 cup or 6 fluid oz

12 tbsp

1 cup or 8 fluid oz

16 tbsp

2 cup or 16 fluid oz

1 pt (pint)

4 cup or 32 fluid oz or 2 pt

1 qt (quart)

2 qt

1/2 gal (gallon)

4 qt (liquid)

1 gal

8 qt (dry)

1 peck

4 pecks

1 bushel

16 oz (dry measure)

1 lb (pound)

1 oz

28.35 gm (grams)

1 lb

453.6 gm