2 Cups (16 dry oz) of granulated sugar dissolved in 2 Cups of water yields approximately 25 oz (3-1/8 Cups) of sugar-water. Sugar contributes approximately 9/16 of its dry volume to the liquid solution. Once I have this mixture, I add additional water to produce 48 ounces of sugar-water for hummingbirds.
What does 2 cups equal?
|Volume Equivalents (liquid)*|
|12 tablespoons||3/4 cup||6 fluid ounces|
|16 tablespoons||1 cup||8 fluid ounces|
|2 cups||1 pint||16 fluid ounces|
|2 pints||1 quart||32 fluid ounces|
The Beauty of Metric – The absence of misunderstanding is one of the lovely aspects of the metric system. Grams measure mass, whereas milliliters measure volume. If the unit of measure is grams, take your scale. If milliliters are present, obtain a liquid measuring cup.200 milliliters of water or other liquids with a comparable density (such as orange juice or milk) will weigh 200 grams since the metric system is calibrated to water.
- Cool! When measuring dry ingredients, which frequently have variable densities, the two quantities will no longer correspond.1 cup of water is 236 grams in weight.1 cup of flour is 125 grams in weight.
- The volume is identical, but the weight varies (remember: lead and feathers).
- Accuracy is another advantage of utilizing metric measurements; scales often only display ounces to the quarter or eighth of an ounce, such as 4 1/4 ounces or 10 1/8 ounces.
Grams, on the other hand, as a considerably smaller unit of measurement, allow for more precision. Exactly 236 grams of water is a more exact measurement than 8 3/8 ounces (actually, 236 grams = 8.32466 ounces, but you cannot measure this on a scale).
Are liquid and dry ounces equivalent?
How many fluid ounces does a cup contain? – Keep in mind the following measures the next time you count ounces in a cup: 1 cup is 8 fluid ounces and 16 teaspoons.1/4 cup equals 6 fluid ounces and 12 teaspoons.12 cup is 4 fluid ounces and 8 tablespoons, whereas 14 cup equals 2 fluid ounces and 4 tablespoons.1 cup is 4.5 ounces dry weight. (It is used for dry goods like flour) Not all ingredient measurements are equivalent. For instance, if you require 4 ounces of coconut milk for a smoothie but 4 ounces of chocolate chips for chocolate chip cookies, the amount would be different in each instance. Since dry ounces and liquid ounces are not equivalent, you will measure dry materials by weight.