 # Know What is Cup and Learn 3 Ways How to Convert Cup

Cup is a common term in volume measurement. In this blog, we will share complete knowledge about cups and help you understand how to convert cups into other volume units.

## What is a Cup?

A cup is a unit of measurement for Volume/capacity. The cup is prominently used worldwide majorly in the United States and in the Common Wealth and Caribbean countries. It is half of a pint which is 1/16 of a gallon.

## How many types of cups?

The cup measurement varies from country to country.

United States :

There are two types of cups that we usually use in the United States.

US Customary cup

The US customary cup is 1/16th of a gallon so 1 US cup = 14.438 cubic inches. This is majorly called as US Cup.

US Legal cup

The US legal cup is used for labeling purpose in the labeling of nutrition products as per United States Law. As per law, one Legal cup is 240 ml of a liquid.

Other than the United States

Metric cup

This measurement is used in commonwealth countries. A metric cup is derived from the metric measurement of units. One Metric cup is 250 ml of a liquid.

Imperial cup

This volume measurement is derived from imperial measurement. One Imperial gallon comes to 277.419 cubic inches. The Imperial cup is 1/16th of an imperial gallon so 1 cup = 17.34 cubic inches.

## How to convert cups?

There are 3 ways to convert a cup

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### 2 . By using the cup calculation formula

#### Know How to convert cup to cubic inches

1 US cup (Customary) = 14.438 cubic inches.

1 ML = 1 cubic centimeter , 1 inch = 2.54 cm

1 US legal cup = 240 ml = 240 / ( 2.54 X 2.54 X 2.54 ) Cubic inches

1 US Legal cup = 14.646 cubic inches.

1 ML = 1 cubic centimeter , 1 inch = 2.54 cm

1 Metric cup = 250 ml = 250 / ( 2.54 X 2.54 X 2.54 ) Cubic inches

1 Metric cup = 15.256 cubic inches

1 Imperial cup = 17.34 cubic inches

#### Know How to convert cup to cubic feet

12 inches = 1 foot, 1 cubic inch = 1/12 X 1/12 X 1/12 cubic feet

1 US cup = 231 / ( 12 X 12 X 12 X 16 ) cubic feet, 1 US cup = 0.0167 cubic feet

1 US legal cup = 14.646 / ( 12 X 12 X 12 ) cubic feet, = 0.0085 cubic feet

1 Metric cup = 15.256 / ( 12 X 12 X 12 ) cubic feet, = 0.0088 cubic feet

1 Imperial cup = 277.4195 / ( 12 X 12 X 12 X 16 ) cubic feet

1 Imperial cup = 0.01 cubic feet

#### How to convert cup to Liter

1 liter = 10 cm X 10 cm X 10 cm, 1 inch = 2.54 cm, 1000 ml = 1 liter

1 US cup = 14.438 X 2.54 X 2.54 X 2.54 / 1000 liters

1 US cup = 0.2365 liters

1 US legal cup = 240 ml = 240/1000 liters

1 US legal cup = 0.240 liters

1 metric cup = 250 ml = 240/1000 liters

1 metric cup = 0.250 liters

1 Imperial cup = 17.34 X 2.54 X 2.54 X 2.54 / 1000 liters

1 Imperial cup = 0.284 liter

#### How to convert cup to MilliLiter

1 liter = 10 cm X 10 cm X 10 cm, 1 inch = 2.54 cm, 1000 ml = 1 liter

1 US cup = 14.438 X 2.54 X 2.54 X 2.54 / 1000 liters

1 US cup = 0.2365 X 1000 milliliters

1 US cup = 236.6 milliliters

1 US legal cup = 240 ml

1 metric cup = 250 ml

1 metric cup = 0.250 liters

1 Imperial cup = 17.34 X 2.54 X 2.54 X 2.54 / 1000 liters

1 Imperial cup = 0.284 X 1000 Milliliter

1 Imperial cup = 284 Milliliter

#### How to convert cup to Gallon

1 cup = 1 / 16 gallon, 0.0625 gallons

The cup can either be a US cup or an imperial cup.

#### How to convert cup to Quarts

1 cup = 1/4 Quarts , 0.25 quarts

The cup can either be a US cup or an imperial cup.

#### How to convert cup to pints

1 cup = 1/2 pints = 0.5 pints

The cup can either be a US cup or an imperial cup.

#### How to convert cup to fluid Ounces

1 cup = 8 fluid ounces

The cup can either be a US cup or an imperial cup.

#### How to convert cup to Tablespoons

1 cup = 16 Tablespoons

The cup can either be a US cup or an imperial cup.

#### How to convert cup to Teaspoons

1 cup = 48 teaspoons

The cup can either be a US cup or an imperial cup.

### 3. By using a table

By using the table below you can easily convert cup to other units.

US cup

Imperial cup

## Summary - How to convert cup

We hope you have an excellent understanding of the cup and its conversion. Let's summarize

• A cup is a measurement unit for the volume.
• There are three types of pints that are commonly used.
• 1 US cup (Customary) = 14.438 cubic inches.
• 1 US Legal cup = 14.646 cubic inches.
• 1 Metric cup = 15.256 cubic inches
• 1 Imperial cup = 17.34 cubic inches

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