# How do you convert 2 pints to fluid ounces?

Oct 31, 2016

$\text{2 pt = 32 fl oz}$

#### Explanation:

You multiply by the appropriate conversion factor.

If you use US measurements, you know that

$\text{1 pt = 16 fl oz}$

The conversion factor is either $\text{1 pt"/"16 fl oz}$ or $\text{16 fl oz"/"1 pt}$

You choose the one that has the desired units ($\text{fl oz}$) on top.

Thus, 2 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("pt"))) × "16 fl oz"/(1 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("pt")))) = "32 fl oz"

Notice that this procedure also cancels the units that you don’t want ($\text{pt}$).

If you use UK measurements, the relation is

$\text{1 pt = 20 fl oz}$