## 3/8 Cups?

By Bridy Updated 9 Feb 2009 , 3:42am by Bridy

Bridy Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 9:03pm
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I fee so stupid. But how much is 3/8 of a cup?
I don't have exactly a 3/8 cup measuring cup. Should I use 3/4cup and a little bit?

7 replies
redpanda Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 9:09pm
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3/8 cup is either:
1/4 cup plus two tablespoons
1/2 cup minus two tablespoons

alanahodgson Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 9:10pm
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3/8 is 3 oz. A cup is 8 oz so 3/8 is 3 oz. If you're trying to use dry measure, then 3/8 is just under a half (4/8 being a half) and more than a quarter (2/8 being a quarter cup) so your closes bet is 1/3 cup.

Bridy Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 9:19pm
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Thank you!!

I will have to write this down some where, sheesh.

indydebi Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 2:05am
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Here's the math teacher coming at ya!

1/4 cup can also be written as 2/8 cup
Half of 2/8 cups is 1/8 cup. Ergo half of 1/4 cup is 1/8 cup.

2/8 plus 1/8 = 3/8
so.... 1/4 cup plus half of a 1/4 cup = 3/8 cup

redpanda's measuring method is more accurate than trying to eyeball half of a 1/4 measuring cup!

I bought a set of measuring cups that came with a 3/4 measuring cup. First time I'd ever seen one of those and I luv having that little sucker around!

Bridy Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 3:19am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi

Here's the math teacher coming at ya!

1/4 cup can also be written as 2/8 cup
Half of 2/8 cups is 1/8 cup. Ergo half of 1/4 cup is 1/8 cup.

2/8 plus 1/8 = 3/8
so.... 1/4 cup plus half of a 1/4 cup = 3/8 cup

redpanda's measuring method is more accurate than trying to eyeball half of a 1/4 measuring cup!

I bought a set of measuring cups that came with a 3/4 measuring cup. First time I'd ever seen one of those and I luv having that little sucker around!

Thank you for the explination. I don't think I will ever forget what 3/8 cup is now!

I have been aking every since I was a child and I have never come across having to use 3/8cup. You learn soemthing new every day!

indydebi Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 3:37am
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Here's a chart I have taped up in my kitchen. VERY handy for when you double-quad a recipe and don't want to measure out 12 teaspoons. Convert it to 4 tablespoons (3 tsp = 1 Tbsp), check this chart and measure out 1/4 cup instead. My girls LUV this! (scroll to the bottom of the page)

http://www.botanical.com/botanical/cvcookix.html

Bridy Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 3:42am
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Thank you very much for that!

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