# 24 Conversions Between Volume and Weight

Sometimes it’s necessary to convert between weight and volume. For example, if you need a cup of blanched almonds, and they are sold by the ounce, how many ounces should you buy? Food items can be converted from weight to volume, or volume to weight, using the chart below. Based on this chart, you can see that 5 1/3 ounces of blanched almonds will give you a cup of blanched almonds. You will refer to this chart for the homework assignment and also for the quiz.

If the recipe calls for 2 cups of dried chopped figs, how many ounces is that?

Using factor labeling, you can also make a series of conversions. For example, if the bag contains 3 pounds of cocoa, how many cups is that?

If a recipe calls for 6 teaspoons baking powder, how many ounces is that?

RULE OF THUMB FOR THIS CLASS:

For more complex factor labeling problems:

• If there are only fractions and whole numbers in the problem, calculate the problem using fractions and then change the answer to a decimal number.
• If there are both fractions and decimal numbers in the problem, convert the fractions to decimal numbers, then do the problem.
 Item Volume Ounces Allspice, ground Tablespoon 1/4 Almonds, blanched Cup 5 1/3 Apples, peeled, 1/2″ cubes Cup 3 1/3 Applesauce, canned Cup 8 Apples, pie, canned Cup 6 Apricots, drained Cup 5 1/3 Apricots, cooked Cup 3 1/3 Apricots, halves Cup 8 Apricots, pie, packed Cup 9 Asparagus, cut, canned Cup 6 1/2 Baking powder Tablespoon 1/2 Baking powder Cup 8 Bananas, diced Cup 6 1/2 Barley Cup 8 Beans, bakes Cup 8 Beans, lima, dried Cup 6 1/2 Beans, lima, cooked Cup 8 Beans, kidney Cup 6 Beans, kidney, cooked Cup 6 3/4 Beans, navy, dried Cup 6 3/4 Beans, navy, cooked Cup 5 1/3 Beans, cut, canned, drained Cup 4 1/2 Bean sprouts Cup 4 Beets, cooked, diced Cup 6 1/2 Beets, cooked, sliced Cup 6 1/2 Blueberries, fresh Cup 7 Blueberries, canned Cup 6 1/2 Bread crumbs, dried Cup 4 Bread crumbs, soft Cup 2 Brussels sprouts Cup 4 Butter Cup 8 Cabbage, shredded Cup 4 Cake crumbs, soft Cup 2 3/4 Carrots, diced, raw or cooked Cup 5 1/3 Celery, diced Cup 4 Celery seed Tablespoon 1/4 Cheese, cottage Cup 8 Cheese, cream Cup 8 Cheese, grated Cup 4 Cherries, glaceed Cup 6 1/2 Chicken, cooked, cubed Cup 5 1/3 Chili powder Tablespoon 1/4 Chili Sauce Cup 11 1/4 Chocolate, grated Cup 4 1/2 Chocolate, melted Cup 8 Cinnamon, ground Tablespoon 1/4 Citron, dried, chopped Cup 6 1/2 Cloves, ground Tablespoon 1/4 Cloves, whole Cup 3 Cocoa Cup 4 Coconut, shredded Cup 2 1/2 Corn, canned Cup 8 Corn flakes Cup 1 Cornmeal Cup 5 1/3 Corn syrup Cup 12 Cornstarch Tablespoon 1/4 Cornstarch Cup 4 1/2 Cracker crumbs Cup 3 Cranberries, raw Cup 4 Cranberries sauce Cup 8 Cream of tartar Tablespoon 1/3 Cream of wheat Cup 6 Cream, whipping Cup 8 Cream, whipped Cup 4 Cucumbers, diced Cup 5 1/3 Currants, dried Cup 5 1/3 Curry powder Tablespoon 1/4 Dates, pitted Cup 6 1/5 Eggs, dried, whites Cup 3 1/4 Eggs, dried, yolks Cup 2 3/4 Eggs, fresh, whites (9) Cup 8 Eggs, fresh, yolks (10) Cup 8 Eggs, raw, shelled (5 eggs) Cup 8 Farina, raw Cup 5 1/3 Figs, dried, chopped Cup 6 1/2 Flour, all-purpose Cup 4 Flour, bread, unsifted Cup 4 1/2 Flour, bread, sifted Cup 4 Flour, cake/pastry, sifted Cup 3 1/3 Flour, rye Cup 2 3/4 Flour, soy Cup 3 1/4 Flour, wheat Cup 4 1/4 Gelatin, granulated Tablespoon 1/4 Gelatin, granulated Cup 5 1/3 Ginger, ground Tablespoon 1/5 Ginger, ground Cup 3 1/4 Grapes, cut, seeded Cup 5 3/4 Grapes, whole Cup 4 Ham, cooked, diced Cup 5 1/3 Honey Cup 12 Horseradish Tablespoon 1/2 Jam Cup 12 Jelly Cup 10 2/3 Lard Cup 8 Lettuce, shredded Cup 2 1/4 Margarine Cup 8 Marshmallows, large 80 each 16 Mayonnaise Cup 8 Meat, cooked, chopped Cup 8 Milk, liquid Cup 8 1/2 Milk, condensed Cup 10 2/3 Milk, evaporated Cup 9 Milk, nonfat dry Cup 4 Milk, nonfat dry Tablespoon 1/4 Mincemeat Cup 8 Molasses Cup 12 Mustard, dry, ground Cup 3 1/2 Mustard, prepared Tablespoon 1/2 Mustard seed Tablespoon 2/5 Noodles, cooked Cup 5 1/3 Nutmeats Cup 4 1/2 Nutmeg, ground Tablespoon 1/4 Oil, vegetable Cup 8 Onions, chopped Cup 6 1/2 Oysters, shucked Cup 8 Paprika Tablespoon 1/4 Parsley, coarsely chopped Cup 1 Peanuts Cup 5 Peanut Butter Cup 9 Peaches, chopped Cup 8 Peas, canned, drained Cup 8 Peas, dried, split Cup 6 3/4 Pears, canned, drained, diced Cup 6 1/2 Pecans Cup 4 1/2 Pepper, ground Tablespoon 1/4 Pepper, ground Cup 4 Peppers, green, chopped Cup 5 1/3 Pimiento, chopped Cup 6 1/2 Pineapple, crushed Cup 8 Poppy seed Cup 5 Potatoes, cooked, diced, mashed Cup 8 Potato chips Cup 1 Prunes, dried Cup 6 1/2 Prunes, cooked, pitted Cup 5 Pumpkin, cooked Cup 6 1/2 Raisins Cup 5 1/3 Raisins, after cooking Cup 7 Raspberries Cup 4 3/4 Rhubarb, cooked Cup 6 1/2 Rhubarb, raw, 1″ diced Cup 4 Rice, uncooked Cup 8 Rice, cooked Cup 8 1/2 Rice, puffed Cup 3/5 Rutabaga, cubed Cup 4 3/4 Sage, ground Cup 2 Salad dressing Cup 8 Salmon, canned Cup 8 Salt Tablespoon 2/3 Sauerkraut Cup 5 1/3 Sesame seed Tablespoon 1/3 Sesame seed Cup 5 3/8 Shallots, diced Tablespoon 2/5 Shortening Cup 7 Soda, baking Tablespoon 2/5 Soybeans Cup 7 Spinach, raw Quart 3 3/4 Spinach, cooked Cup 8 Squash, Hubbard, cooked Cup 8 Strawberries Cup 7 Suet, ground Cup 4 1/2 Sugar, brown, lightly packed Cup 5 1/3 Sugar, brown, solidly packed Cup 8 Sugar, granulated Cup 8 Sugar, powdered, sifted Cup 5 1/3 Tapioca, quick-cooking Cup 5 1/3 Tapioca, pearl Cup 5 3/4 Tea, loose-leaf Cup 2 2/3 Tea, instant Cup 2 Tomatoes, canned Cup 8 Tomatoes, fresh, diced Cup 7 Tuna Cup 8 Vanilla Tablespoon 1/2 Vinegar Cup 8 Walnuts, shelled Cup 4 Water Cup 8 Yeast, compressed cake each 3/5 Yeast, envelope each 1/4

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## Purpose

To practice converting between volume and weight for different kinds of food.

## Outcomes

By completing this assignment, you will be able to…

1. Use a conversion chart to understand the relationships between volume and weight for different kinds of food.
2. Use factor labeling to make conversions, including those that involve three or more steps.

## Instructions

To complete this assignment…

1. Read each problem and look up the conversion on the chart given here.
2. Use factor labeling to make each conversion.
3. Use conversions you have already learned to set up multi-step problems.
4. Express all answers in decimal form. Round to the nearest hundredth, if necessary.

## Tips for Success

To help in the completion of this assignment, make sure to:

• Remember the conversions you have already learned.
• Use factor labeling efficiently and correctly.

Volume and Weight Assignment

1) If the recipe calls for cups of cracker crumbs, how many ounces is that?

2) If the recipe calls for   cup of honey, how many ounces is that?

3) If a canister of salt weighs 26 ounces, how many tablespoons does it contain?

4) If a bag of pecans weighs 12 ounces, how many cups does it contain?

5) If the recipe calls for   cups of granulated sugar, how many ounces is that?

6) If the recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, how many ounces is that?

7) If a box of cornflakes weighs 24 ounces, how many cups does it contain?

8) If a bag of fresh cranberries weighs 12 ounces, how many cups does it contain?

9) If the recipe calls for   cups of cornmeal, how many ounces is that?

10) If the recipe calls for   cup of whipped cream, how many ounces is that?

11) If a jar of molasses contains 32 fluid ounces, how many ounces does the molasses weigh?

12) How many ounces does a pint of whipping cream weigh?

13) How many ounces does    teaspoons of baking powder weigh?

14) How many grams does 3 cups of apricot halves weigh?

15) If a bag of all-purpose flour weighs 2000 grams, how many cups does it contain?

16) If the bottle of allspice weighs 1 pound, how many tablespoons does it contain?

17) If the recipe calls for 2 cups of canned blueberries, how many grams would that be?

18) How many pounds does    cups of butter weigh?

19) How many grams does 9 teaspoons of cinnamon weigh?

20) How many pounds does 2 pints of milk weigh?