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# Dry oz per cup?

###### Wiki User

###### March 16, 2008 3:02AM

The problem here is that we are trying to compare measurements of two different properties - weight and volume. Dry ounces are units of weight and cups are units of volume. The relationship between the two is the density of the material in question. If you know what it is you are measuring and its density (weight per unit of volume), you can determine how much a certain volume (one cup) weighs (dry ounce).

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###### Asked in Cooking Measurements

### How many dry oz of chicken in a cup?

Is there an answer?
The volume of 1 cup = 16 tablespoons.
Dry oz is a measurement of weight.
8 oz. in a cup is a measurement of volume; dry oz. is a
measurement of weight. For instance, 1 cup (8 oz by volume) of
sugar and 1 cup (8 oz by volume) of flour do not WEIGH the same.
One cup of sugar measured in a one-cup measure weighs 7 oz on a
scale; 1 cup of all-purpose flour, weighs 4.25 ounces on a scale. A
food scale is a very handy tool in the kitchen - you could chop up
your chicken, put it in a one-cup measuring cup and then weigh your
chicken on the scale! I highly recommend kitchen scales.

###### Asked in Cooking Measurements

### How many cups equals one cup of vegetables?

A cup is a cup, whether it is liquid or not.
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While, a cup is a cup, there are different cups, in US measure
there is a liquid cup, and a dry cup, in the british imperial
system a dry or liquid cup is the same BUT there is an 8 oz. cup
and a 10 oz(half pint) cup. If you are converting from one cup to
another these volumes are:
US cup = 236.8 ml
US dry cup = 275.35 ml
Imperial cup (8 oz)= 227 ml (this is 1/4 of a fifth, or 1/2
pound of water)
Imperial cup (10 oz or 1.25 cup) = 283.7 ml (this is 1/4 of a
quart)
In the metric system a cup is often approximated at 250 ml (a
metric cup)