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# How many cups are in a pound?

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Unfortunately, accurately converting pound measurements to cup measurements is impossible without knowing the exact substance in question along with its weight and density. This is because a pound is a weight measurement whereas a cup is a volume measurement.

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However, if the substance is known, one can find an online calculator that will help figure out how many cups of something equals a pound and vice versa. For example, a cup of Reese's Pieces candy weighs approximately 0.415 pound according to the weight to volume cooking converter found at Online Conversion. One can also covert manually to know the density of the substance.

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There are 3 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour in a pound. Different kinds of flour are more or less refined and have different densities. Flours with higher densities weigh more than those with lower densities, and weight also depends on whether the flour is sifted or packed.

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Cups deal with volume, while pounds measure weight, so these units cannot be directly converted to each other. However, it is possible to convert cups of water, for example, to pounds. One 8-ounce cup of water weighs about half a pound.

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The number of cups in a pound of pasta depends on the type of pasta; for example, smaller pasta like macaroni or penne makes about 9 cups of pasta, while longer, skinny pasta like spaghetti or fettuccine noodles make about 7 cups of pasta. When making pasta, a 1/4 cup of dried pasta makes about 4 ounces, which is a typical serving size. Therefore, a typical 1 lb. box of pasta makes four individual servings.