When measuring liquids, *people usually use cups* as a standard measurement. However, cups are only a measurement for dry goods such as flour or sugar.

Confusion usually arises when people try to **measure liquids using cups** as a standard unit. For example, if you wanted to make 5 pints of pumpkin pie filling, how many cups of liquid would you need?

The answer is none! You **would need 5 pints** of liquid, not 5 cups of liquid. This is because 1 pint = 0.5 liters and there are 4 quarters in a liter.

So how many quarters of liquid are in 5 pints? The answer is 2.5! Pretty easy stuff, right? Now you can go make some more pumpkin pie and be confident in how much liquid is in the mix.

## 0.4228 cups per pint

Now that you know how many cups are in a pint, let’s talk about how many pints are in a quart. Once again, this measurement unit is slightly larger than the previous one.

A quart is 4 cups of liquid, *making quarts twice* the size of pints. How much liquid does it take to make a quart? You will *need one gallon* of liquid to make one quart!

Quarts are also known as liters, so if you have *ever heard someone say* they *needed one liter* of something, they actually meant a quart. This can be useful when measuring liquids for cooking or chemistry projects.

Like with cups and gallons, there is not a standard dimension for quarts. The average size of a quart is four times the size of a cup, making it equivalent to one liter.

## 0.1614 cups per cup

A pint is a measurement for volume, not weight. Because of this, a pint can be any material that holds enough liquid to equal one imperial pint (1⁄2 litre) or US liquid pint (0.57 litre).

Most commonly, pints are made of plastic, glass, or steel. Because it is not specific, you can even measure liquid in a jar or can if you want!

**5 imperial pints equals 5**(1⁄2) litres, and 5 US pints equal 5(0.57) litres. How many cups are in that much liquid? Well, there are 0.*1614 cups per imperial cup* and 0.1612 cups per US cup, so there would be 0.3225 cups in 5 imperial pints or US pints.

## 5 x 0.1614 = 8.078 cups

Now that you know how to convert cups to ounces, you can also convert cups to liters! Once again, it is very easy to do.

All you have to do is divide the number of cups you have by two. Then, multiply that number by three and then add two more cups. Voila! You have the total number of liters.

So, five gallons is equal to twenty-eight cups. Dividing the number of cups in five gallons by **two gives us fourteen cups**. Multiplying that by *three gives us forty*-two cups, and adding two more *cups gives us fifty containers* of liquid.

There you have it! You learned how to convert between the metric system units of volume and standard American units of volume. Now you are ready to start learning how to measure liquid in other countries.

## 5 x 0.4228 = 2.1110 pints

Now let’s talk about how many cups are in 5 quarts. A quart is 4 cups, so 5 quarts is 20 cups. Since there are 8 cups in a gallon, 5 quarts is 60/8 = 7.5 gallons.

As mentioned before, there are *130 drops per cup*, so 5 quarts is **650 drops**. Since there are *256 drops per gallon*, 5 quarts is 15,120/256 = 61 gallons of water.

There are many ways to **make water using ratios** and math functions, so try experimenting with different quantities to see what you get!

You can also use this table to find out how many cups are in any given quantity of liquid.

## What is a pint?

When discussing how many cups are in a pint, the *word pint refers* to a measurement of liquid. This can be in ounces or milliliters, but it is always a measure of liquid.

A pint is equal to 480 ml or 0.5 l. This is the standard measurement for liquids, so you can be sure that you are getting a full pint!

Some **places use imperial pints instead** of standard pints. An imperial pint is larger, at 570ml. This can be confusing when buying liquids, so make sure you check the size of the cup it is poured into!

Sometimes breweries sell beer in bottles that are labeled as pints. These are not actually pints, they are half-liters.

## There are 4 cups in one pint

Now that you know how many cups are in a pint, how many pints are in a gallon? Five pints equal one gallon. That makes five cups in a gallon!

Just like with cups, there are scant and heaping pints. Scant pints mean exactly five cups in a pint; **heaping pints mean** more than five cups in a pint. Which one is more accurate depends on who makes the pint.

However, heaping pints are not acceptable for measuring liquid volume. This is because there would be too much liquid in one pint; it would not be able to hold all of the fluid!

There are eight quarts in one gallon, so now you know how many quarts are in five pints! One last thing to note: one cup is the same volume as one quart. So, there are two gallons in five pints.

## How to convert cups to pints

Converting cups to pints is a similar formula. You will need to know how many cups are in a pint, how many pints are in a quart, and how many quarts are in a gallon to do this conversion.

One pint is equal to 1/2 a quart, so you will take off half of the number of quarts in the quantity needed. One gallon is equal to 4 quarts, so you will take off 4 of the quarts needed.

For example, if you *need 2 gallons* of popcorn and you have 6 cups of * popcorn per gallon*, you would take off 2 cups from the amount of

*popcorn needed*. You would then have 4 cups of popcorn per gallon.

The tricky part about this conversion is making sure you do not take away too much of the liquid volume.

## How to convert pints to cups

Converting pints to cups is a **smaller scale conversion**. You will be going from a larger unit to a smaller unit, so you will need to add something to get to the *right total volume*.

Pints are made up of 0.5 liters, so to convert you need to add 0.5 liters to get the *correct total volume*. Once you have done this, you can then convert the units back to pints.

For example, if you had 5 pints of water, you would need to add 2.5 liters of water to get back to a pint equivalent of water. Once you have done this, you would have 2.5 pints and 2.5 liters of water – both equal volumes!

You **could also reverse** the process by taking out 2.5 liters from 5 pints and you would be left with 2 litres of water.