# How many cups are in 1/2 a gallon?

Mar 6, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

We know the conversion factor of gallons to cups is:

$1 \text{ gallon" = 16" cups}$

To find the number of cups in $\frac{1}{2}$ gallon we can multiply each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{\frac{1}{2}}$ giving:

$\textcolor{red}{\frac{1}{2}} \times 1 \text{ gallon" = color(red)(1/2) xx 16" cups}$

$\frac{1}{2} \text{ gallon" = 16/2" cups}$

$\frac{1}{2} \text{ gallon" = 8" cups}$

Therefore, there are 8 cups in $\frac{1}{2}$ gallon