What Can You Use in Place of a 1/4 Cup?

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There are 16 tablespoons in 1 cup, so 4 tablespoons equal 1/4 cup. Eight tablespoons are the same as 1/2 cup, and 3/4 cup is equivalent to 12 tablespoons.

If smaller units are being used, 1 cup holds 48 teaspoons. Therefore, 1/4 cup consists of 12 teaspoons. For the measurement of liquids, because 8 ounces are the same as 1 cup, 1/4 cup is 2 ounces. One-half cup is 4 ounces, and 6 ounces equals 3/4 of a cup. When considering larger equivalencies, a 1-pint container holds 2 cups of liquid. Two pints are in 1 quart, and 4 quarts equal 1 gallon.