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# How many cups are in 1 liter?

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One liter is usually equivalent to about 4 cups, but there are different kinds of cups. The measurement changes slightly depending on if one is using metric, U.S. customary, U.S. "legal," Canadian, Imperial, Japanese or traditional Japanese cups.

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The simplest conversion is metric. One liter is equal to 4 metric cups. On the other hand, in America, 1 liter is equal to 4.22675283773 U.S. customary cups and 4.16666666667 U.S. legal cups. Canadian cups are slightly smaller, and 4.3993850 Canadian cups make 1 liter. Imperial cups are rarely used, but 3.52112676056 Imperial cups equal 1 liter. It takes five of the smaller Japanese cups to make 1 liter. And the traditional Japanese cup is even smaller; 5.55555555556 traditional Japanese cups make 1 liter.

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