Sunday, June 23, 2024

How Many Teaspoons In A Tablespoon? in US, UK and Australia

Teaspoons and tablespoons are the units of volume that help us in measuring a smaller amount of ingredients. These are highly beneficial in measuring amounts that are not practically easy to weigh on a scale. Such measurements are useful in cooking and are also used in both the metrical and imperial systems.

There are exactly 3 teaspoons (tsp) in one tablespoon (tbsp).

  • 1 US tablespoon= 3 US teaspoons
  • 1 Imperial tablespoon= 3 Imperial teaspoons
  • 1 Metric tablespoon= 3 Metric teaspoons
  • 1 Australian tablespoon= 4 Australian tablespoon

Difference Between Imperial And Metric Measurements

  • Both systems are used around the world. United States, Liberia and Myanmar use the imperial system and while the other countries use the metric system.
  • Imperial System: One tablespoon is equal to half a fluid ounce (14.79 mm). America uses this system; one tablespoon is equal to 1/6th fluid ounce (4.93 ml)
  • Metric System: On tablespoon is equal to 15 ml. Australia uses this system; one tablespoon is equal to 20 ml

Tablespoon To Teaspoon Conversion Chart

Free yourself form on spot calculations and save time. Here is a quick and easy tablespoon to teaspoon conversion chart that will help you while cooking or baking.

Tablespoon (tbsp) Teaspoon (tsp)
4 tbsp 12 tsp
3 tbsp 9 tsp
2 tbsp 6 tsp
1 tbsp 3 tsp
½ tbsp 1 1/5 tsp

How Many Teaspoons In Half A Tablespoon?

As we have mentioned above that one tablespoon is equal to 3 teaspoons. According to this measurement, we get to know that there are 1.5 teaspoons in half a tablespoon.If you could not find the teaspoon measuring spoon and only have the half or quarter teaspoons left, a half tablespoon equals three half teaspoons or six quarter teaspoons.

How Many Tablespoons In A Cup?

A Cup is a US customary volume unit. It is also a measurement unit in the Metric system. One cup is equal to 16 tablespoons. Moreover, 1 Imperial cup is equal to 16 Imperial tablespoons and 1 Metric cup is equal to 16.667 tablespoons.

How Many 1/2 Teaspoons In A Tablespoon?

As we know that there are 3 teaspoons in one tablespoon. To calculate that how many ½ teaspoons are there in one tablespoon, multiply ½ tsp by 6. Accordingly, we get to know that there are 6 ½ teaspoons in one tablespoon.

How Many Tablespoons In 1/4 Cup?

Measurements are hard to memorize however formulas make it easy for you to remember even minute measurements. As we know that there are 16 tablespoons in one cup, so to find out that, how many tablespoons are there in 1/ 4 cup, simply multiply the volume by 16.

1/4 * 16 = 4

There are 4 tablespoons in 1/4 cup.

How Many 1/8 Teaspoons In A Tablespoon?

As we all know that there are 3 teaspoons in one tablespoon. It is also mentioned above that there are 6 ½ teaspoons in a tablespoon. To calculate how many 1/8 teaspoons are there in one tablespoon simply divide the volume value by 3.

1/8/ 3 = 0.4166 teaspoons

How Many Teaspoons In 3/4 Of A Tablespoon?

To find out that, how many teaspoons are there in 3/4 of a tablespoon, multiply the volume value by 3.

¾ * 3 = 2.25

According to th3 above formula, we get to know that ¾ of a tablespoon consists of 2.25 teaspoons.

How Many Teaspoons In A Tablespoon US?

United States of America uses the imperial system of measurements. So, in US, one tablespoon is equal to 1/6th fluid ounce. Therefore, there are 3 US teaspoons in one US tablespoon.

How Many Teaspoons In A Tablespoon UK?

United Kingdom measurements are done according to the imperial system. Therefore, UK system is like the United States’ system. As a result,

If, 1 US tablespoon = 3 US teaspoons

Then, 1 UK tablespoon = 3 UK teaspoons

How Many Teaspoons In A Tablespoon Australia?

As mentioned above, Australia uses the Metric system of measuring ingredients.According to Australia, there are 20 ml in one tablespoon. Therefore, we get to know that one Australian tablespoon consists of 4 Australian teaspoons.

Cups to Tablespoons Conversion

Here is a conversion chart that will make your life easier.

Cup Tablespoon
1/4 4
1/2 8
3/4 12
1 16
1.25 20
1.5 24
1.75 28
2 32
2.25 36
2.5 40
2.75 44
3 48
3.25 52
3.5 56
3.75 60
4 64
5 80
6 96
7 112
8 128
9 144
10 160

Common Conversions

When you use dry ingredients for your recipes, you will surely need measuring units that are even bigger than teaspoons and tablespoons. Cups are needed for measuring bigger amounts of ingredients. So for this purpose, we have made it easy for you to measure different ingredients. Following is the chart for dry measurements conversion;

Cup (c) Tablespoon (tbsp) Teaspoon (tsp)
1 c 16 tbsp 48 tsp
3/4 c 12 tbsp 36 tsp
2/3 c 10 tbsp + 2 tsp 32 tsp
1/2 c 8 tbsp 24 tsp
3/8 c 6 tbsp 18 tsp
1/3 c 5 tbsp + 1 tsp 16 tsp
1/4 c 4 tbsp 12 tsp
1/6 c 2 tbsp + 2 tsp 8 tsp
1/8 c 2 tbsp 6 tsp
1/16 c 1 tbsp 3 tsp

Tips for Remembering Measurement Conversions

Here are some useful tips to remember the measurement conversions;

  • Make a chart consisting of common measurement conversions. 

If you love cooking and are want to avoid any imbalance between ingredients, make a proper composed cheat sheet. To make your recipe stress-free and accurate, create a note that contains all the common measurement conversions. Therefore, the easy thing is that the more you practice and peek at your chart, the less you will need it in the future.

  • For converting Tablespoons to Teaspoons, Multiply by 3.

As we know that 1 tbsp = 3 tsp, then by this logic, 1 tsp = 1/3 tbsp. So, if you need to convert tablespoon into teaspoon, the easiest thing to do is to multiply the number of tablespoon needed by 3.Similarly, if you are converting teaspoon to tablespoon, you would need to simply divide the number of tablespoon by 3 to get its equivalent in tablespoon.

  • For converting cups to Tablespoons, Multiply by 16.

Whenever you need to convert cups into tablespoons (or even to teaspoons), immediately remind that there are 16 tablespoons in 1 cup. Therefore, in order to find out how many tablespoon you need, simply multiply the number of cups needed by 16.For instance, if a recipe calls for 1 3/4 cups of sugar and you only have a tablespoon on hand then what you need to do is to simply multiply 1 3/4 by 16 to get its equivalent in tablespoon:

1 * 3/ 4 = 7/ 4
7/ 4 * 16/ 1 = 112/ 4
= 28 tbsp

If you ever want to prove your calculation, just use the chart above as help. For this, you would add together the number of tablespoons listed for both “1 cup” and “3/4 cup.” This also results in the same answer that is 28 tablespoon.

Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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