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Table 1. EQUIVALENTS OF THE COMMON CAPACITY UNITS USED IN THE KITCHEN

Units

Fluid
drams
Tea-
spoon-
fuls
Table-
spoon-
fuls
Fluid
ounces
¼
cup-
fuls
Gills
(½ cup-
fuls)
Cup-
fuls
Liquid
pints
Liquid
quarts
Milli-
liters*
Liters
Units
1 fluid dram equals 1 3/4 1/4 1/8 1/16 1/32 1/64 1/128 1/256 3.7 0.004 Equals 1 fluid dram
1 teaspoonful equals 1 1/3 1 1/3 1/6 1/12 1/24 1/48 1/96 1/192 4.9 0.005 Equals 1 teaspoonful
1 tablespoonful equals 4 3 1 1/2 1/4 1/8 1/16 1/32 1/64 15 0.015 Equals 1 tablespoonful
1 fluid ounce equals 8 6 2 1 1/2 1/4 1/8 1/16 1/32 30 0.030 Equals 1 fluid once
1/4 cupful equals 16 12 4 2 1 1/2 1/4 1/8 1/16 59 0.059 Equals 1/4 cupful
1 gill (1/2 cupful) equals 32 24 8 4 2 1 1/2 1/4 1/8 118 0.118 Equals 1 gill (1/2 cupful)
1 cupful equals 64 48 16 8 4 2 1 1/2 1/4 237 0.237 Equals 1 cupful
1 liquid pint equals 128 96 32 16 8 4 2 1 1/2 473 0.473 Equals 1 liquid pint
1 liquid quart equals 256 192 64 32 16 8 4 2 1 946 0.946 Equals 1 liquid quart
1 milliliter* equals 0.27 0.20 0.068 0.034 0.017 0.0084 0.0042 0.0021 0.0011 1 1/1000 Equals 1 milliliter*
1 liter equals 270 203 67.6 33.8



16.9 8.45 4.23 2.11 1.06 1000 1 Equals 1 liter
*For all household purposes 1 milliliter may be considered as equal to 1 cubic centimeter.
NOTE: Values in italics are correct to the number of significant figures shown; all others are exact values.

RULES FOR COMPUTING CIRCUMFERENCE, AREAS, AND VOLUMES

NOTE: Express all dimensions in terms of the same unit - for example, in terms of feet. A computed area will then be in terms of the square of the dimensional unit used - for example, square feet - and a computed volume will be in terms of the cube of the dimensional unit used - for example, cubic feet.

Circumference of circle: 3.1416 × diameter.

Area of circle: 0.7854 × diameter × diameter.

Area of rectangle: Length × width.

Capacity of rectangular bin: Length × width × depth

Volume of cylinder: 0.7854 × diameter × diameter ×height.

Approximate capacity of container having sloping sides:

Vertical height × one-half the sum of top area and bottom area