Culinary Measurement Abbreviations:
Common Term | Abbreviation |
teaspoon | t, tsp |
tablespoon | T, tbsp |
cup | C, c |
pint | pt |
quart | qt |
gallon | G, gal |
fluid ounce | fl oz |
ounce | oz |
pound | lb, # |
each | ea |
bunch | bu |
to taste | tt |
Questions to think about:
Volume Measure | Volume Equivalent |
1 tablespoon | 3 teaspoons |
1 cup | 16 tablespoons |
1 pint | 2 cups |
1 quart | 2 pints |
1 gallon | 4 quarts |
What items found in the kitchen do you apply these measurements for?
What items do you not apply these measurements for?
Example: How many pints are equivalent to 192 teaspoons?
Solution:
\[192\, tsps \times \frac{1\, tbsps}{3\, tsps} =64\,tbsps \]
\[64\, tbsps \times \frac{1\, cup}{16\, tbsps}=4\, cups\]
\[4\, cups \times \frac{1\, pint}{2\, cups}= 2\, pints\]
Therefore, there are 2 pints in 192 teaspoons.