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US Standard Volume

These are the most common measurements:

  • Ounces
  • Cups
  • Pints
  • Quarts
  • Gallons
fluid ounce

Ounces (oz) are small. 

About how much would fit into a small medicine cup.

 

Fluid Ounce!

"Ounce" is used for volume and for weight.

If you mean an ounce of weight, say "ounce weight",
but if you mean an ounce of fluid say "fluid ounce" ("fl oz")

Here we talk about fluid ounces

 

 

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Cups

A small carton holds about 8 ounces, which is also called 1 cup.

1 cup = 8 ounces

pint

Pints

A pint is equal to 2 cups.

1 pint = 2 cups = 16 ounces

By the way ... you can measure things using measuring cups ... !

 

If you were measuring many cups of liquid all put together, you might have to use quarts.

A quart (qt) is the same thing as 4 cups or 2 pints. 

1 quart = 2 pints = 4 cups = 32 ounces

quart

If you still need more liquid you may want to switch to using gallons.

A gallon (gal) is the same as 16 cups or 8 pints or 4 quarts.  It is the largest liquid measurement.

1 Gallon = 4 quarts = 8 pints = 16 cups= 128 ounces

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Other Volume Measurements

Cubic Inch

cubeVolume is length by length by length, so the Cubic Inch is a cube that is 1 inch on each side.

The Unit is written many ways, such as:

  • in3
  • inch3
  • cu in
  • cu inch
  • cubic inches
  • etc ...

Barrel of Oil

1 oil barrel (bbl) is equal to 42 gallons (or about 160 Litres)

More Examples

An ounce is:

  • very close to 30 milliliters (metric volume)
  • more precisely 29.5735297 milliliters

A pint is:

  • abouthalf a litre
  • more precisely 473.176473 milliliters

A quart is:

  • about a litre
  • more precisely 946.352946 milliliters