A fluid ounce is used for the measurement of fluids, whereas an ounce is used for the measurement of a solid substance. A fluid ounce is represented by fl oz, whereas an ounce is represented by oz. The fluid ounce measures the volume occupied by a liquid.

Consequently, Is 1 cup of flour the same as 1 cup of water?

1 cup of water weighs 236 grams. 1 cup of flour weighs 125 grams. **The volume is the same**, but the weight is different (remember: lead and feathers). One other benefit to using metric measurements is accuracy: scales often only show ounces to the quarter or eighth of an ounce, so 4 1/4 ounces or 10 1/8 ounces.

Also question is, Why is UK and US fl oz different?

The fluid ounces are **different because the gallons are different**. Rather than a gallon being based on a standard fluid ounce, the fluid ounce is based on the gallon of which it is a part. Long ago there were many gallons. By the end of the 18th Century there were 3: 2 wet and 1 dry.

Besides Is 16 fl oz the same as 16 oz? In its simplest possible explanation, a fluid ounce (abbreviated as fl. oz.) is used to measure fluids while an ounce (abbreviated as oz.) is for dry measurements. … **One pound** (abbreviated as lb.) is equal to 16 ounces. It is hard to overlap or connect the measurements of a fluid ounce (volume) to an ounce (weight).

Also, How can I measure a cup without a measuring cup?

** What Can I Use Instead of Measuring Cups? **

- 1/8 teaspoon is about one good pinch between your thumb and both your forefinger and middle finger.
- 1/4 teaspoon is about two good pinches between your thumb and both your forefinger and middle finger.
- A teaspoon is about the size of the tip of your finger (joint to tip).

What can I use to measure a cup?

measuring cup = **standard coffee mug**. measuring tablespoon = dinner spoon. measuring teaspoon = coffee spoon.

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**What is the same as 1 cup?**

1 Cup. « 1 Cup » is equal to **8 fluid ounces** in US Standard Volume. … A Metric Cup is slightly different: it is 250 milliliters (which is about 8.5 fluid ounces).

**Are UK and US fl oz the same?**

Here is the breakdown of volume between the two countries: **The British Imperial fluid ounce is equal to 28.413 milliliters**, while the US Customary fluid ounce is 29.573 ml. The British Imperial pint is 568.261 ml (20 fluid ounces), while the US Customary pint is 473.176 ml (16 fl oz).

**Are UK and US ounces the same?**

**The British Imperial fluid ounce is equal to 28.413 milliliters**, while in the U.S. Customary System it is equivalent to 29.573 ml. A pint in the British Imperial System is 568.261 milliliters (or 20 fluid ounces), while a U.S. pint is just 473.176 ml (or 16 fluid ounces).

**Why is US pint smaller?**

The reason the **pint** is different is that in 1824 the gallon unit of volume was redefined in terms of volume of a certain weight of water (the volume of water which weighs 10 pound at 61 degrees Fahrenheit). However, a **pint** was still defined as one-8th of a gallon.

**Does 16 fl oz equal a pound?**

A fluid ounce is really a measure of volume and with water the weight will vary with temperature. 16 fluid ounces of water is **approximately 1 pound in weight**.

**Does 16 fluid ounces equal a pound?**

At room temperature, 16 U.S. fluid ounces of water weighs 1.04 pounds. … When the water reaches its 212 F boiling point, its specific weight goes down to 8 pounds per gallon, so **the weight of 16 ounces is 1 pound**.

**What is 16 oz of water in cups?**

**16 oz** equals 2.00 **cups**. 1 **ounce** is equivalent to 0.125 **cups**, and there are 2.00 **cups** in **16 ounces**.

**How much is 1 cup in a mug?**

A coffee mug is typically larger than a standard coffee cup, which equals 4 ounces in the U.S.. In fact, a coffee mug can range anywhere from 8 all the way **up to 12 ounces or more**; therefore, according to most U.S. standard cup sizes, a mug does not equal one cup.

**What is a standard coffee cup size?**

The standard size mug capacity in the US is still listed as **8-12 oz.** However, one might conclude from coffee culture and Starbucks speak that this range could easily be updated to more like 12-20 oz.

**What is a cup size food?**

The cup is a cooking measure of volume, commonly associated with cooking and serving sizes. It is traditionally **equal to one-half US pint (236.6 ml)**.

**Is Mayo a wet or dry measure?**

Some ingredients are not liquids nor are they dry. They are **“moist”**. Moist ingredients are things such as butter, peanut butter, mayonnaise, yogurt and shortening. Moist ingredients should be “packed” into the measuring cup and leveled with a straight edge spatula to be accurate.

**What is the function of measuring cup?**

A measuring cup is a kitchen utensil used **primarily to measure the volume of liquid or bulk solid cooking ingredients such as flour and sugar**, especially for volumes from about 50 mL (2 fl oz) upwards. Measuring cups are also used to measure washing powder, liquid detergents and bleach for clothes washing.

**What is a cup size in cooking?**

The cup is a cooking measure of volume, commonly associated with cooking and serving sizes. It is traditionally **equal to one-half US pint (236.6 ml)**. Because actual drinking cups may differ greatly from the size of this unit, standard measuring cups may be used, with a metric cup being 250 millilitres.

**What fl oz stand for?**

**A fluid ounce** is a unit used in the measurement of the volume of liquids. It is commonly abbreviated as fl. oz. (or fl oz), which can mean a singular fluid ounce, or, more commonly, the plural fluid ounces. An ounce is a unit used in the measurement of weight.

**Do the British use ounces?**

Nonetheless, the legal requirement to display measurements for most products in both systems means many Britons have become adept at making the mental switch from **ounces** to grams and back again. Nowhere is this duality more apparent than in relation to alcohol. Imperial measurements for spirits were phased out in 1988.

**Does 2 tbsp equal 1 oz?**

**There are 2 tablespoons in a fluid ounce**, which is why we use this value in the formula above. Fluid ounces and tablespoons are both units used to measure volume.

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