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# How much is two-thirds of a cup?

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Since 1 cup holds 8 ounces, 2/3 of a cup is 5 1/3 ounces. As most measuring devices are not accurate to 1/3 of an ounce, an alternate method of measure may be easier to use.

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Keeping with measuring devices that are found in the average home, 2/3 of a cup also equals 10 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons. If using a 1.5 ounce jigger, use a scant four measures.

If you have metric measurements listed on a liquid measuring cup, you can measure in milliliters instead. Since 1 cup equals approximately 236 milliliters, 2/3 of a cup measures approximately 157 milliliters.

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In the United States, a cup is a cooking measurement used for both liquid and dry ingredients. One cup is equal to 1/2 pound of a dry ingredients. In fluids, it is the same as 1/2 pint.

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There are 10 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons in 2/3 cup. Each 1/3 cup is equivalent to 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon, so 1 cup is equivalent to 16 tablespoons.

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