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1 cup mayo equals how many ounces?

1 US cup mayo = 8.11 ( 8 1/8 ) ounces

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How many cups are in a gallon?

1 US gallon = 16 US Cups (exact) = 15.14 Metric cups

1 Imperial Gallon = 19.215 US cups = 18.18 Metric cups

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I would agree totally on your US measurement, but in the rest of the world, a 'cup' is a nebulous amount and I think depends on which country you are in.

In UK, a cup is half of an Imperial pint. I cannot find a 'metric cup' defined anywhere with authority, and your amounts specified above make it exactly half a litre - (that's a very large cup). This entire issue is further complicated by the usage of 'liquid'cups and 'dry volume' cups, and the use of ISU or SI (International System of Units) in some countries instead of 'original'Metric.

A very confusing issue indeed!
1 gal = 16 cups

1 cup = 0.06 gal
1 gallon = 16 cups

1 cup =0.23 gallon

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How many pints are in one quart?

There are 2 pints in a quart. To convert quarts to pints, multiply the quart value by 2.

For example, to find out how many pints in a quart and a half, multiply 2 by 1.5, that makes 3 pints in a quart and a half.

1 Quart = 2 Pints

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Why is a baker's dozen 13?

No one’s completely sure. The most common theory is that since there were harsh punishments for medieval bakers who shorted their customers, they took to throwing in an extra item in case any of them were accidentally a little light (many of them didn’t have scales, so they couldn’t tell exactly).

Punishments for medieval bakers were kind of wild—ranging from fines to getting dunked in the river—so the extra caution makes a lot of sense.

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Beer and Brewing

What is bigger than a keg?

A barrel is two 15.5 gal. kegs, a drum contains 55 gallons.

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What is 375 degrees Fahrenheit in Celsius?

375 degrees Fahrenheit is about 190.56 degrees Celsius.
Temperature is easy to convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius yourself. You can use the formula Tc = (5/9)*(Tf-32) where Tc = temperature in degrees Celsius, Tf = temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. 375 F is 191 C.
375°F = 190.6°C (375°F - 32) multiplied by 5/9 = 190.6°C
375 degree Fahrenheit = 190.5555556 degree Celsius.

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How many ounces make a gallon?

In a US gallon... 128 ounces

Both US gallons and "Imperial" (UK) gallons contain 8 pints - but the US pint is 16 fluid ounces while the Imperial pint is 20 fluid ounces.

So if you're working in Imperial gallons the answer is 160 fluid ounces.

It's quite a big difference so worth double-checking which units you're supposed to be using!

To know the weight of a certain volume you need to know the specific gravity of the fluid. In other words: the weight of one US gallon of water is not the same as the weight of one US gallon of gasoline.

1 gallon [US, liquid] = 128 ounce [US, liquid]

1 Imperial gallon = 160 Imperial fluid ounces
128 fluid ounces = 1 gal I'm happy to help =D

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How many milliliters are in one ounce?

Assuming that you mean millilitres and not militers, the answer is that there can be no conversion.
An ounce is a measure of mass. A millilitre is a measure of volume. The two measure different things and, according to basic principles of dimensional analysis, conversion from one to the other is not valid. Consider an ounce of air. How many millilitres? Next consider the same mass of lead. How many millilitres?

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Is 8 pounds bigger or 80 ounces?

A pound is 16 ounces. If you work it out, you'll find that 80 ounces is 5 pounds, which is less than 8 pounds.

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1 teaspoon equals how many tablespoons?

3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon

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How many cups of uncooked rice per person?

You can use 3 cups for five people

A tip for white rice: always the same amount of water as rice.

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How many ounces are in 1 cup?

In the US, 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces (*not identical to the avoirdupois ounce which is weight)

In the US, one standard measuring cup contains 8 fluid ounces, but there is also a dry measure using the term cup, equal to 8 ounces.

The UK cup is equal to 10 Imperial ounces, which are equal to 0.96 US ounces, because they are based on the avoirdupois (weight) ounce.

This standard - as with standard spoon measurements - varies from country to country. As well, ordinary coffee cups can vary greatly in capacity, so standard measures depending on the country of origin of a recipe should always be used, rather than those mismatched cups no longer part of dinner sets, which sit in the kitchen cupboard.

Fluid ounces are an volume measurement which is not the same as the weight of an item. Volume measurements are how much of a container is filled which is totally different to how much an item weighs. A cup of chopped carrot will weigh more than a cup of chopped marshmallow.

In many cases some variation in quantities doesn't matter at all, but - especially in baking - the use of different size cups for measuring can invite disaster. So use standard measures, and check the country of origin of the recipe in case ther standard measures are different.

8 ounces
8 ounces in a cup

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64 oz's equal how many gallons?

AnswerIt is equal to 1/2 of a gallon, exactly!
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What was the average height of a man 100 years ago?

Average height world wide or in a specific country? Worldwide the average height today is just below 5'8". It's hard to tell the overall average 100 years ago but honestly, it wouldn't surprise me if the average was around 5'5" give or take. In the US, the average height 100 years ago was about 5'6"-5'7" (that is if counting all the people in the 20-79 year age group like many studies do, although now they include 80+ year olds now since our life expectancy is also increasing) and today is 5'9.5". It is definitely connected to diet, primarily nutritionally (or malnutrition in the case of countries like Pakistan), often beef (high in particular proteins) is cited as being connected to this change in average heights. In Southeast Asia this average has increased, today's average in countries like the Philippines is around 5'4".

** The British Army fed their grenadiers (beefeaters) beef to help them grow, they presumed, in stature.

Note: stature may play more of a role in other factors which also affect survivability, which have little to do with diet, (such as warfare and disease) though diet is the over-riding factor in the past 100 years.


It should be noted: Grenadiers had to be 6 feet tall, and wore tall beaverskin hats to appear more intimidating, as they were the front line troops of the British Army. Beef is high in creatine, which is an essential ingredient to building strong muscles as well.

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One cup equals how many tablespoons?

1 cup = 16 tablespoons

More conversions:

1 gallon = 4 quarts

1 quart = 4 cups

1 quart = 2 pints

1 pint = 2 cups

1 cup = 8 ounces

1 cup = 48 teaspoons

12 tablespoons = ¾ cup

10 tablespoons = 5/8 cup

8 tablespoons = ½ cup

6 tablespoons = 3/8 cup

4 tablespoons = ¼ cup

2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup (1 ounce)

1 tablespoon = 1/16 cup

1 tablespoon = 1/2 ounce (16 dashes)

1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons

1 teaspoon = 1/6 ounce (5-1/3 dashes)

1 dash = 1/32 ounce

Algebraic Steps / Dimensional Analysis Formula 1 c*16 tablespoons

1 c=16 tablespoons
1 cup = 16 tbsp

1 tbsp = 0.06 cup

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How many calories in 1 tbsp of sugar cane?


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15 oz is how many ml?


fyi: if you type "15oz in mL" into the google search bar it will tell you the answer-it works on most kinds of unit conversions

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How many cups are in 1 gallon?

1 US gallon = 16 US Cups (exact) = 15.14 Metric cups

1 Imperial Gallon = 19.215 US cups = 18.18 Metric cups

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How many milliliters are in one cup?

A metric cup is defined as 250 millilitres.

One US cup = 236.588238 milliliters.

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How many 1 cup servings are in a 1 gallon of milk?

Since there are 2 cups in a pint, 2 pints in a quart, and 4 quarts in a gallon there are 16 cups in one gallon of milk. And that's the answer: 16 cups of milk.

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Elements and Compounds

How many milligrams of sodium is in 1 teaspoon of table salt?

There are 2300 milligrams in one teaspoon of table salt

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Chicken Meat

How many ounces are in 2 cups of cooked chicken?

about 16 ounces.

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How many tablespoons are in a cup?

There are 16 Tablespoons in a cup.

1 cup = 8 oz

2 tablespoons = 1 oz.

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How many mg of gold equals to 1 gram?

1000 mg = 1 gram

so 1000 mg of gold is equal to 1 gram of gold.

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How many tablespoons are in a quarter- half- or full cup?

There are 16 tablespoons in a cup.

And of course: 8 in a half cup, 4 in a quarter cup.


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