How Many Tablespoons Are in a Cup: Tbsp to Cups and Cups to Tbsp
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Conversion Formulas
Convert tablespoons to cups and cups to tablespoons using our conversion chart and conversion calculator, and learn the relationship between these two units.
Conversion of tablespoons to cups and cups to tablespoons is an easy one, but one must be aware that the tablespoons and cups are not units of the SI system of units, and we also have both US and Imperial tablespoons and cups as units of volume.
In order to convert tablespoons to cups and vice versa, the best thing to do is to define them using one (more or less) standard unit, in this case, milliliters:
1 US Cup = 8.11537 US Fluid Ounces = 0.24 liters = 240 milliliters
1 US Tablespoon = 1/2 US Fluid Ounces = 14.7868 milliliters
1 Imp Cup = 10 Imp Fluid Ounces = 0.284131 liters = 284.131 milliliters
1 Imp Tablespoon = 0.625 Imp Fluid Ounces = 17.7582 milliliters
Thus, we can write:
1 US Cup = (240 / 14.7868) US Tbsp = ~16.23069 US Tbsp
1 US Tbsp = (14.7868 / 240) US Cup = ~0.0616116 US Cup
1 Imp Cup = (284.131 / 17.7582) Imp Tbsp = 16 Imp Tbsp
1 Imp Tbsp = (17.7582 / 284.131) Imp Cup = 0.0625 Imp Cup
Note: tablespoons and cups can be used to measure the weight of liquids  for example, water is roughly 1g per 1 milliliter.
It must be emphasized that if You have a liquid that is less dense than the water (oil, gas/petrol, etc.) or denser than the water (salty water, for example), You also have to take the density of the liquid into account.
Tablespoons to Cups and Cups to Tablespoons Conversion Examples
Here are a few conversion examples that may be helpful:
How many tablespoons are in a 1/4 cup:
V_{(US tbsp)} = 1/4 V_{(US Cup)} = V_{(US Cup)} / 4 = 16.23069 / 4 US Tbsp = 4.04767 US Tbsp
So, if You have 1/4 of the US Cup, that would be ~4.04767 US tablespoons. Similarly,
V_{(Imp tbsp)} = 1/4 V_{(Imp Cup)} = V_{(Imp Cup)} / 4 = 16 / 4 Imp Tbsp = 4 Imp Tbsp
So, if You have 1/4 of Imp Cup, that would be 4 Imperial tablespoons.
Tablespoons to Cups and Cups to Tablespoons Conversion Calculator
In order to convert tablespoons to cups and cups to tablespoons, feel free to use this conversion calculator  write the value that You have and click 'Calculate' to convert it:
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Imp. Tablespoons to Imperial Cups 
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Tablespoons to Cups and Cups to Tablespoons Conversion Charts
Here are some tablespoons to cups and cups to tablespoons quick conversion charts to aid You with units' conversions:


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