Measuring correctly is one of the most essential parts of cooking. Two common measurements used in cooking are ounces and cups. An ounce is a relatively small measurement that equals 1/8 cup. Therefore, one cup is the equivalent of 8 oz. You may need to convert between ounces and cups for certain recipes. For example, if you have a recipe that gives a quantity in ounces, and you only have a measuring cup that measures in cup fractions, you will need to be able to calculate an equivalent.

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Ounces to Cups

Type in the number of ounces on your calculator.

Press the “divide” (/) key.

Type in the number “8” and press the “equal sign.”

Read the answer. For instance, if you had 4 oz., you would press “4,” “/,” “8” and “=,” which would give you the answer 0.5 cups.

Cups to Ounces

Type the number of cups on your calculator.

Press the “times” key (* or x).

Type in the number “8,” followed by the equal sign (=).

View your answer. For example, if you had 2 cups, you would press, “2,” “x,” “8” and “=,” which would give you an answer of 16 oz.