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How many tablespoons are in 1 cup?

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There are 16 tablespoons in 1 cup, 8 tablespoons in 1/2 cup and 4 tablespoons in 1/4 cup. One cup is also equal to 8 fluid ounces and can also be referred to as a half pint.

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By using these simple conversions, it is possible to scale a recipe up or down as needed quickly and easily. For additional, more complex conversions, online conversion calculators can be useful. When measuring ingredients, ensure that they are level by using the back side of a butter knife to scrape off any ingredients that are positioned over the rim of the measuring cup or spoon.

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    How many tablespoons are in 3/8 of a cup?

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