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# How many teaspoons in a pound?

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The number of teaspoons in 1 pound of a substance is the reciprocal of the substance's density in pounds per teaspoon. Because teaspoons are a measurement of volume and pounds are a measurement of mass, the number of teaspoons in a pound depends on the density of the substance in question.

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Pounds per teaspoon is not a standard form of measurement for density, so conversion must take place before the number of teaspoons in 1 pound can be calculated. A more frequently used unit for density is pounds per cubic foot; there are 5,745.04 teaspoons in a cubic foot, so calculating the teaspoons in 1 pound of a substance means dividing 5,745.04 by the density in pounds per cubic feet. This indicates that there are 127.67 teaspoons in 1 pound of brown sugar, 176.77 teaspoons in 1 pound of wheat flour or 287.25 teaspoons in 1 pound of ground coffee.

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It is necessary to know the density of the substance in question to be able to convert 125 grams to cups. This is because the gram is a unit of mass and the cup is a unit of volume. One can use the density to convert from mass to volume.

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Since a teaspoon is a measurement of volume and a gram is a measurement of mass, it's not possible to convert from one unit to the other without knowing what substance is being used. When comparing teaspoons of different substances, the one that is denser will weigh more.

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To measure out a level teaspoon precisely, take a measuring teaspoon and fill it with the substance you need to measure. Scrape something with a flat edge across the top of the spoon to level off the teaspoon.