Cups to pints (pt) conversion factors are listed below (from metric to UK and from US cups to fluid and dry pints). To find out how many pints in cups, multiply by the conversion factor or use the converter if the conversion is into US fluid pints.
1 Cup [US] = 0.5 (1/2) Pint [Fluid, US]
1 Cup [US] = 0.4296835 Pint [Dry, US]
1 Cup [Metric] = 0.439938 Pint [UK]
A cup is half of a pint in both US customary and imperial measurement systems. It is because the imperial cups are replaced by metric cups, now in UK, 1 cup is less than the half of a pint (0.439938 imperial pints). In US, a cup is used for both fluid and dry measurements, but there are different types of pints for fluid and dry measurement and their volume capacities are different.
For example, to calculate how many pints there are in 4 cups, multiply the cup value by the conversion factor, that makes 4 * 1/2 = 2 pints in 4 cups.
Cup is a volume unit that is mostly used to measure liquid, dry foods and it is half of a pint. There is no international standard for cups but mostly United States customary and metric cups are used. The symbol for cup is "c".
Pint is an imperial and US customary unit. There is one type of pint in imperial system and 2 types (liquid and dry) in US customary system. The abbreviation of pint is "pt".