Five tablespoons and 1 teaspoon are the equivalent of 1/3 cup. There is no way to make a round number of tablespoons fit into 1/3 cup. A tablespoon is equal to 3 teaspoons, however, so 5 1/3 tablespoons are also equivalent to 1/3 cup.
It takes exactly 16 tablespoons to fill a cup in standard measurement. Splitting the measurement into 1/3 or 1/6 cup results in the need to use teaspoon measurements or fractions of tablespoons in conjunction with tablespoon measurements. These measurements are meant to be used when measuring liquids or powders for recipes. Tablespoon measurement is common in the United States but is not a commonly used form of measurement in other countries.Learn More
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.Full Answer >
Twenty-four Splenda packets are equal to 1 cup of sugar. If the cook is using Splenda granulated sweetener, it translates on a one-to-one basis, where 1 cup of Splenda is equal to 1 cup of sugar.Full Answer >
A measurement of 2/3 cup of butter is equal to 1 1/3 sticks of butter. One stick of butter is equal to 1/2 cup of butter.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >