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# How many ounces are there in one-third cup?

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There are approximately 2.6 ounces in one-third cup. Convert cup measurements to ounces by multiplying the cup measurement by 8, which is the number of fluid ounces in 1 cup. Other common conversions to ounces are one-third to 0.33, one-half to 0.5, one-fourth to 0.25 and one-eighth to 0.125.

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The actual amount of ounces in a cup varies depending on what is being measured. Dry ingredients, such as flour or sugar, tend to weigh less per ounce than solids and heavier liquids, such as butter or honey. For example, one-third cup of brown sugar equals 2.58 ounces, while one-third cup of honey equals 4 ounces. One-third cup of all-purpose flour is equal to 1.5 ounces.

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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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One U.S. customary cup is equal to 8 fluid ounces, but not all coffee cups people use actually equal the amount in a standardized U.S. cup. Therefore, it is impossible to say that all cups equal 8 ounces, or any particular amount.

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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.