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## 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?

## U.S. Volume Measurement Conversions 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.