When you can’t remember how many quarts in a gallon try this great memory trick!

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how many quarts in a gallon

Use the gallon eating the quarts trick.  It goes like this:

  • In a gallon, there are four quarts.
  • In a  quart, there are two pints
  • In a pint, there are two cups

So visually the large G shows four Q (quarts) inside, and two P (pints) fit inside the Q, and two C (cups) fit inside the P. Keep this diagram in mind and you can easily figure out that there are four cups in a quart, 16 cups in a gallon, and so on.

How many quarts in a gallon?

  • There are 4 quarts in a gallon

So by looking at the image, you can easily  see there are four quarts in a gallon and also answer these questions:

How many cups are in 1 gallon?

  • There are 16 cups in a gallon.

In the US we figure 8 ounces per cup. So  6  8-ounce cups equal one gallon. If you want to drink a gallon of water, you would need to drink 16 8-ounce cups of water.

How many cups in a half gallon?

  • There are 8 cups in a half gallon.

Measurement Conversion Chart

  • 1 gallon = 4 quarts = 16 cups = 256 tablespoons = 768 teaspoons
  • 1 quart = 4 cups
  • 1 cup = 16 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons

How many ounces in a gallon?

  • There are 128 ounces in a gallon.

Here are the common units of capacity from smallest to largest

  1. Fluid ounces (fl oz)
  2. Cups
  3. Pints
  4. Quarts
  5. Gallons

Now you will be able to answer any measurement questions and know how many quarts are in a gallon. Hope you like this trick!

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  1. I’m going to print this out and put it inside one of my kitchen cabinets because I can never remember, haha! Love the graphic!

  2. This tip sheet is so helpful! I needed this trick and have never heard of it.

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