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# How many milligrams are in one teaspoon?

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The number of milligrams in 1 teaspoon varies according to the density of the substance being measured. Milligrams are a unit of weight; the teaspoon is a unit of volume equivalent to 5 milliliters. These measurements are part of the modern metric system established by the International System of Units.

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Dry unit measurements are generally used in baking. One cup of white flour, whole wheat flour, bread flour and cake flour weighs 123 grams, 140 grams, 130 grams and 114 grams respectively. Liquid measurements remain consistent, but accurate conversions are important. One cup of water is equivalent to 8 ounces. One tablespoon is equal to about 15 milliliters. One quart is equal to 4 cups or 32 ounces.

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To convert milligrams (mg) to milliliters (ml), the number of milligrams must be multiplied by the density of the liquid, which equals the volume in liters,and then divided by 1,000 to convert liters to milliliters. The density of each liquid is unique.

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Cubic meters, which measure volume, are converted to tons, which measure mass, by multiplying the number of cubic meters of a substance by its density in units of cubic meters per ton. Density is a physical property defined as the mass of a substance per unit volume.

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The number of teaspoons to grams differs depending on density of the substance. While 1 teaspoon of sugar is equivalent to about 4 grams, 1 teaspoon of salt is about 6 grams. A gram of water is equal to 0.2 teaspoon, so 5 grams of water equals 1 teaspoon.