How much is 1 cup?

How much is 1 cup? A cup is a unit of capacity in the customary system of measurement that is equal to 8 fluid ounces.

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How much is 1 cup in real-life?

The figure above shows a measuring cup and a glass with water in them. Each container shows exactly 1 cup of water.

Looking at the measuring cup, we see that it has exactly 8 fluid ounces of water or 1 cup of water.

  • The capacity of a glass is about 1 cup or 8 fluid ounces.
  • The capacity of a coffee mug is a little over than 1 cup since it can usually hold 8-12 fluid ounces of liquid.
  • The capacity of a water bottle is 2 cups since it can usually hold 2 cups of water.
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