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# How many fluid ounces equals a cup?

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There are 8 fluid ounces in one cup. One fluid ounce is equivalent to one-eighth of a cup and is a measure of volume as opposed to an ounce, which is a measure of weight.

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Fluid ounces are an imperial measurement. The metric equivalent of a fluid ounce is a milliliter. There are 235 ml in a cup. In cooking and baking, it is important when measuring ingredients to use a uniform method for quantities. It is entirely acceptable to use cups, fluid ounces or ounces, as most recipes call for relative amounts of ingredients, for example, half as much fat as flour.

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One cup contains 8 fluid ounces. The measurement of 1 cup is defined as a unit of capacity equal to 8 fluid ounces (237 milliliters), 16 tablespoons or 1 half-pint.

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The number of grams in 1 cup is determined by the difference between the weight and volume of the substance being measured. For instance, 1 cup of any regular liquid equals approximately 240 grams, while 1 cup of soup containing solid ingredients, such as noodles or vegetables, weighs more.

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There are 4 U.S. tablespoons in 2 fluid ounces. The conversion rate is 2 tablespoons per fluid ounce. Two ounces is also equivalent to 12 teaspoons or 1/4 cup.