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

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Six tablespoons equal 3/8 cup. Since 1 tablespoon equals 1/16 cup, it follows that multiplying both 1/16 cup and 1 tablespoon by six, and then simplifying, yields the conversion of 3/8 cup equals 6 tablespoons.

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Tablespoons, teaspoons, cups and ounces are all U.S. customary units of volume based on the imperial system of measurement. These units are used in most recipes found in the United States. Basic conversions using these units include 3 teaspoons equal 1 tablespoon, 16 tablespoons equal 1 cup, and 8 ounces equal 1 cup. Most other industrialized nations use units from the metric system in recipes. Such units are the liter and milliliter.

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There are 5 and 1/3 tablespoons in a 1/3 cup of butter. This information is simply a math problem that involves converting from cups to tablespoons by using the factor that one stick of butter, which is equal to eight tablespoons, is also equivalent to 1/2 cup.

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Two-thirds cup of butter is equal to 10 2/3 tablespoons. Most butter packages have measuring amounts marked on the sides of the paper wrapping to help you easily cut the amount you need. The standard 1/4-pound stick of butter is equal to 1/2 cup and 8 tablespoons.

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One-third cup of butter is equal to 5 1/3 tablespoons. One teaspoon is equal to 1/3 tablespoon, so the measurement is 5 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon of butter. These measurements are the same for butter as for other materials like flour or milk.