# Math help from the Learning Centre

This guide provides useful resources for a wide variety of math topics. It is targeted at students enrolled in a math course or any other Centennial course that requires math knowledge and skills.

## Culinary Units of Measures

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

• Of the measurements above, which question is a measurement of volume and which is of weight?
• What is the difference between volume and weight? Can you relate difference of volume and weight with items found in the kitchen?

## US Volume Measurement Conversions

These conversions are often used when converting within US measurements

The following is a useful way to remember conversions of gallons, quarts, pints and cups.

## Examples

Example 1

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.

Example 2

How many teaspoons are there in 3 cups?

Solution

$3\, cups \times \frac{16\,tbsp}{1\,cup} = 48\,tbsp$

$48\,tbsp \times \frac{3\,tsp}{1\,tbsp} = 144\,tsp$

Therefore, there are 144 teaspoons in 3 cups.