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How many cups in one pound?

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July 25, 2009 3:27PM

Pounds are weight and cups are volume (size). They are not convertible to each other. Yes, they both use ounces but it is a common mistake to assume that fluid ounces (8 per cup) and regular ounces (16 per pound) are the same thing. A cup of water weighs aprox 1/2 pound and is a full 8 fluid ounces. A pound of water is about a pint (2 cups). A pound of breadcrumbs will be much bigger than a pound of water and a cup of breadcrumbs will weigh less than a cup of water. The answer to your question will be different for each food. about 2 cups though