Liquid Measurement - Number of Quarts in a Gallon?

Useful Information for Cooking

Quarts and gallons are units of liquid measure that are currently used mainly in the United States.

One gallon consists of four (4) quarts. However, we can break this down further to include teaspoons, tablespoons, cups (measuring cups for cooking, not coffee mugs), pints, quarts and gallons. We can also include ounces which are another unit of liquid measure.

It should be noted that in this hub I am discussing liquid measure.

NOTE: Ounces and pints are also units of solid measure but the weight and volume are not necessarily the same for liquid and solid measures.

Since the logical uses of this knowledge of liquid measure are cooking and comparing units in a grocery store, I will put these measures and their relationships in a table format starting with the smallest unit, which is a teaspoon, and continuing to the largest, which is a gallon:

3 Teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon = ½ Fluid Ounce

16 Tablespoons = 1 Cup = 8 Fluid Ounces

2 Cups = 1 Pint = 16 Fluid Ounces

2 Pints = 1 Quart = 32 Fluid Ounces

4 Quarts = 1 Gallon = 128 Fluid Ounces

© 2006 Chuck Nugent

More by this Author

  • The Candle in the Window

    Sitting at the corner of Fort Hill and North Main Street in the small City of Canandaigua, New York is a stately old home with a candle glowing perpetually in its right front window. An electric candle has replaced the...

  • The First Voyage of  Christopher Columbus

    On August 3, 1492 Christopher Columbus along with the 88 members of his crew and their families attended Mass in the Church of St. George the Martyr in the Andalusian town of Palos de la Frontera on the southern coast...

  • Bringing Your Foreign Fiancée to the U S

    With so many Americans traveling and working abroad to say nothing of meeting people via the Internet, it is not surprising that many are finding love and marrying someone from abroad. Here is how to legally bring your...


nicole 5 years ago

nice info i can use thxs

denny june  5 years ago


Mike 5 years ago

Should knew this in like 5th grade,lol,wow

katie 6 years ago

omg thanks chuck this is sooo gng 2 help me ace my final for cooking

Lilly 6 years ago

This helped me soooooo much io my math haomework...... thanks

bob 6 years ago

this is so boring and hard

Ally 6 years ago

Amazing got 110 on math maintenice cuz of this!! Thanx

Dylan 6 years ago

this help me with my fifth grade home work thanks

Kennesa 7 years ago

This is a really good subject. Its funny how many people don't know things like this,(I didn't!,)so it is always good to have somewhere you can go to learn, quick.

Keep up the good work!

Roffi Grandiosa profile image

Roffi Grandiosa 7 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

Nice stuff!

Chuck profile image

Chuck 7 years ago from Tucson, Arizona Author

Mike, I did state in the second paragraph that this article was dealing with liquid rather than dry measure and that there was a difference even though the names were the same.

However, I have now bolded that statement and made it a separate paragraph as well as adding the word "fluid" in front of each use of "ounce"

Thanks for the FYI on this.


Mike 7 years ago

Just a FYI. You should specify fluid ounces. My wife doesn't understand the difference between a fluid oz and an ounce. One time the vet suggested a diet for our dog in ounces of food per day. My wife was using half of a 20 oz pop can to measure 10 ounces. doh!

g/f 7 years ago

thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

harjit 7 years ago

how many 1 quart in a gallon

kirie 7 years ago

love it helps you with anything and everything it's a awesome web~site


zelda 8 years ago

I love the table it's so easy to use, thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

zachary schieren 8 years ago

Love the page, great job loooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeee IT!!!!!

Dan 8 years ago

Thanks a lot. It helped me a lot.

lol 8 years ago


Bonnie 8 years ago

Believe it or not, I bought these really great containers for Iced tea for the summer and just couldn't figure how much powder per container! The tag said "128 oz" and kept confusing myself with my math! Thank you so much. I won't be thirsty this summer!

Megan 9 years ago

OMG thank you so much you just helped me ace my math test i owe you 1 :)


Sarah 9 years ago

This helped me with my math homework Thanks Chuck

raymondphilippe profile image

raymondphilippe 9 years ago from The Netherlands

This makes it a lot easier to get good cooking results. ;-)Thanks

Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 9 years ago from New Brunswick

Good and useful info, thanks.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article