Pints in a gallon
Pints to gallons conversion
The following converter can be used to convert pints to gallons or gallons to pints. Just enter a value in either pints or gallons to convert between the two.
Convert pint to gallon
To convert pints to gallons, divide by 8. To convert gallons to pints, multiply by 8.
How many pints in a gallon
There are 8 pints in a gallon in both the US customary and imperial systems of measurement. However, since the US customary and imperial systems have different definitions of the gallon, 8 pints in each system represents a different volume. In the US customary system,
1 pint = ⅛ gallon = 473.176 mL
In the imperial system,
1 pint = ⅛ gallon = 568.261 mL
Below are some pints to gallons conversion examples.
1. Convert 23 pints to gallons:
23 pt ÷ 8 = 2.875 gal
2. Convert 12 gallons to pints:
12 gal × 8 = 96 pt
These conversions only work if we are using the same system of measurement. If we are converting from imperial pints to US customary gallons, we need to take the definition of their gallons into account.
What is a pint
A pint is a measurement of volume in both the US customary and imperial systems of measurement that is equal to ⅛ gallon. US pints and imperial pints have different measures based on their definitions of the gallon.
US customary pint
There are two types of US customary pints: liquid pints and dry pints.
A liquid pint is a measurement of volume in the US customary system used for liquids. The relationships between liquid pints and other measurements of volume are shown below.
|1 US liquid pint||= gallon|
|= 2 cups|
|= 16 fl oz|
|= 473.176473 mL|
|= 0.83267418463 imperial pints|
|= 16.65348369 imperial fluid ounces|
A dry pint is a measurement of volume in the US customary system used for dry ingredients such as flour, quinoa, rice, and more. The relationships between dry pints and other measurements of volume are shown below.
|1 US dry pint||= 0.015625 bushels|
|= 0.0625 pecks|
|= 0.125 dry gallons|
|= 0.5 dry quarts|
|= 550.6104713575 mL|
|= 0.96893897192092 imperial pints|
An imperial pint is a measurement of volume in the imperial system of measurement. Unlike the US customary system, the imperial system does not distinguish between liquid and dry pints; it only has one definition of a pint:
|1 imperial pint||= gallon|
|= 20 imperial fluid ounces|
|= 568.26125 mL|
|= 1.20009499255 US liquid pints|
|= 19.21519881 US fluid ounces|
What is a gallon
A gallon is a measurement of volume in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. It has different definitions in both, and other measures of volume in each system are based on the respective definitions of the gallon. Within each system however, the relationship between the gallon and measurements such as the quart, pint, and cup remain the same. The table below shows some common relationships:
|1 cup||½ pint||¼ quart||gallon|
|1 pint||2 cups||½ quart||⅛ gallon|
|1 quart||4 cups||2 pints||¼ gallon|
|1 gallon||4 quarts||8 pints||16 cups|
US customary gallon
The US customary system has two definitions of the gallon: the liquid gallon and dry gallon.
The US liquid gallon is equal to 3.785411784 liters.
The US dry gallon is equal to 4.40488377086 liters.
The imperial system only has one definition of the gallon. In the imperial system, 1 gallon equals 4.54609 liters.
Pint to gallon conversion table
The table below shows some common pint to gallon conversions.
These relationships are the same for both imperial and US gallons. Recall however, that both systems have different definitions of the gallon. The table below shows the relationships between common measures of liquid volume in both systems in terms of liters.
|Unit||US customary system (L)||Imperial system (L)|