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# What does one stick of butter equal in cups?

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One stick of butter equals about 1/2 cup. Some recipes will give butter in cups, but will also include measurements for the sticks. Some websites will even convert certain measurements to make it easier to follow the recipe.

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U.S. butter is typically sold in packages of 1/2-pound or 1-pound sticks, although you can get tubs of butter meant more for spreading on bread than for baking. The butter sticks are individually wrapped and weigh about 1/4 pound, or 1/2 cup. The wrapping over the butter includes various measurement breakdowns so it is easier to take the exact amount needed for the recipe.

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One stick of butter is equal to 4 ounces. There are 8 ounces in a cup and 16 tablespoons in a cup, which makes a stick of butter also equal to ½ cup. One stick of butter is also equal to 16 tablespoons.

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When 3/4 of a cup is doubled, the result are 1 1/2 cups. When adding like fractions, the bottom number, the denominator, remains the same. In this case, it is four. The top numbers, or numerators, are added.

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One cup is equal to 8 ounces, so 16 ounces is equal to 2 cups. Sixteen ounces, or 2 cups, is also equivalent to 1 pint.