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Old 01-03-2007, 01:33 PM   #1
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How does person 5/8 ounces a cup of liquid. None of my measuring cups have 5/8 on them Please help.

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Old 01-03-2007, 01:56 PM   #2
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One cup contains 16 tablespoons. Therefore, 1/8 cup would be 2 tablespoons. For 5/8 cup, you will have "5" eighths, which is 10 tablespoons.
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:57 PM   #3
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...or

Half way between the 1/2 and 3/4 marks.
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How does person 5/8 ounces a cup of liquid. None of my measuring cups have 5/8 on them Please help.
goodgiver, 5/8 of anything is just 1/8 more than 4/8 which is 1/2 of it. I am sure your cup has a 1/2 mark. So fill it to the mark and then eyeball the remaining 1/8 (ie a little bit more) rather than resorting to higher mathematics.
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:19 PM   #5
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If the measuring cup has flared sides, sometimes it's hard to eyeball.

If the recipe demands an exact measurement, IMO you are better off measuring out 1/2 cup and then adding 2T like katie suggested.
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If the measuring cup has flared sides, sometimes it's hard to eyeball.

If the recipe demands an exact measurement, IMO you are better off measuring out 1/2 cup and then adding 2T like katie suggested.
Most measuring cups have flared sides anyway. Nevertheless this should not be an obstacle to anyone who wants to sharpen their capacity of estimating. As for the assumed exactitude of any recipe, I would take it with a big grain of salt.
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When it comes to measuring cups, I was taught that those with flared sides and a spout are for measuring liquids. The other cups with straight sides are for dry ingredients.
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:24 PM   #8
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My glass measuring cups have flared sides AND hash marks for each fluid ounce. So I can measure liquids by eighths. When I suggested earlier that you fill half way between 1/2 and 3/4, I was not suggesting estimating but using the hash marks between those two measures.
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Andy, you mean you wouldn't be able to estimate if there was not any hash marks for the amount you want to measure
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Andy, you mean you wouldn't be able to estimate if there was not any hash marks for the amount you want to measure

No. I meant that you don't have to extimate. There is a 5/8 hash mark.

If there was no hash mark, I wouldn't hesitate to estimate. I can't imagine you could screw up a recipe by being off a little.
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