Liters to cups volume measurement units conversion factors are listed below. To find out how many cups in liters, multiply by the factor or use the converter if the conversion is into US cups.
1 Liter = 4.2267528377 Cups [US]
1 Liter = 4 Cups [Metric]
In metric system, it is defined that there are 4 metric cups in a liter and each cup is 250 ml, that is a quarter (1/4) of a liter. In US customary system, it is defined that there are 8 fluid ounces in a cup, 1 fl.oz is 29.5735 ml, so each US cup is 29.5735 * 8 = 236.5 ml. If you divide the number of milliliters in a liter (1000 ml) by US cup capacity in milliliters (236.5 ml) that makes 1000 / 236.5 = 4.22 US cups in a liter.
For example, to find out how many US and metric cups there are in a half (1/2) liter of water, multiply the liter value by the conversion factor, that makes 1/2 * 4 = 2 metric cups or 1/2 * 4.22 = 2.1 US cups of water.
Liter is volume unit which equals to 1 cubic decimeter (decimetre). It is widely used in daily life to measure the fluids. Thee abbreviation is "l".
Cup is a volume unit and used mostly in cooking to measure liquid and bulk, dry foods. There is no international standard the sizes but mostly United States customary and metric cups are used. UK, Canada and Australia now use the metric cup (250 ml). Imperial cups are no longer in use, but previously defined as half imperial pint (284 ml.) The abbreviation is "c".
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