How many 1/3 cups are in 1 cup? Please Help

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1/3 of a cup is pronounced "one third" of a cup. If you took 1 cup and divided it into 3 parts, each part is one third of a cup.

you need three 1/3 cups to make 1 cup.

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The general answer is that there are 3 of the 1/3 cups in 1 cup.

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It's a 'general' answer because, technically speaking, you can't get *exactly* 1 cup from 1/3-cup measures.

The reason being that the fraction we write as 1/3 (pronounced one-third) will convert to the decimal equivalent of .33, and .33 does not equate to a sum total of 1. The closest you can get to 1 using .33 as a base will be the sum total of .99 - but for your purposes, .99 will be close enough.

That said, if you add .33 and .33 together, you get .66.

Add another .33 and you have .99 . . . or put another way, really close to 1.

Therefore, there are (approximately) 3 of the 1/3'rd measures in 1 cup.

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