How Many Ounces in a Cup: 2 Step Simple Trick

How Many Ounces in a Cup

How Many Ounces in a Cup? There is a simple formula for you to calculate the ounces in a given container. Measure the width and length of the cup. Multiply them both, then divide the result by 2.

How many Ounces in a cup
How many Ounces in a cup

The answer is the number of ounces.

For example, if the cup is 10 inches wide and 4 inches long, the calculation is 10*4=40. 40/2=20 oz. So you see, the answer is 20 ounces.

There are 16 ounces in a cup. However, be careful. The difference between 16-ounce and 8-ounce glasses is smaller than you would think. 16 ounce glasses are only slightly larger than eight-ounce glasses. When you first start drinking, a 16-ounce glass will appear larger than a 12-ounce glass. But as you get used to it, the glass seems smaller.

A US cup is 8 US fluid ounces and a US fluid ounce is 29.5735 milliliters. But in cooking and baking there are two common types of cup measures – the US cup, which is a volume measure, and the imperial cup, which is a weight measure. A US cup volume measure is equal to 240 mL and a US imperial cup weight measure is equal to 250 g.  So that means a cup is equal to 240 mL in cooking and baking.

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