# Pints in a quart

There are 2 pints (pt) in 1 quart (qt) in the US customary and imperial systems of measurement. Pints and quarts are both measurements of volume and capacity.

Although the US customary system and the imperial systems of measurement use different definitions of the gallon, and other definitions aside from these exist, the relationship between pints and quarts remains the same; there are 2 pints in 1 quart.

## Pints to quarts converter

Use the following converter to convert from pints to quarts or quarts to pints. Just enter a value in either pints or quarts to convert between the two.

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### Pints to quarts conversion

To convert between pints and quarts, use the following relationships:

1 pt = qt

1 qt = 2 pt

Thus, to convert pints to quarts, divide by 2; to convert quarts to pints, multiply by 2.

Examples

1. Convert 15 pints to quarts:

15 pt ÷ 2 = 7.5 qt

2. Convert 4 quarts to pints:

4 qt × 2 = 8 pt

Note that this is true as long as we are using the same system of measurement. If we are trying to convert between US pints and imperial quarts, we need to take into consideration the definition of their gallons.

## What is a pint

A pint is a unit of volume in both the US customary and imperial systems of measurement. There are 8 pints in a gallon in either system of measurement. The term pint is derived from the Old French word pinte, or possibly the Latin pincta, which means "painted." Although the relationship between measures such as gallons, pints, and quarts remain the same between different systems of measurement, the actual values of the pints in these systems are not the same.

### US customary pint

The relationship between the US customary liquid pint and other measurements of volume are shown below:

 1 pint = ⅛ gallon = ½ quart = 2 cups = 16 fluid ounces = 473.176473 millilitres

The US customary system also uses a dry pint, which is equal to 550.610 millilitres.

### Imperial pint

The relationship between the imperial pint and other liquid measurements of volume are shown below:

 1 pint = ⅛ gallon = ½ quart = 2 cups = 20 fluid ounces = 568.26125 millilitres

## What is a quart

A quart is a measurement of volume defined as ¼ of a gallon. In other words, there are 4 quarts in 1 gallon. The term quart is derived from the Latin word "quartus" which means a fourth. Although quarts are used in both the imperial and US customary systems of measurement, the volume represented by a quart differs between systems.

### US customary quart

The relationship between the US liquid quart and other measurements of volume are shown below:

 1 quart = ¼ gallon = 2 pints = 4 cups = 32 fluid ounces = 946.352946 millilitres

### Imperial quart

The relationship between the imperial quart and other liquid measurements of volume are shown below:

 1 quart = ¼ gallon = 2 pints = 4 cups = 40 fluid ounces = 1,136.5225 millilitres

## Pints to quarts conversion table

The table below shows some pints to quarts conversions.

Pint (pt) Quart (qt)
0.01 0.005
0.1 0.05
1 0.5
2 1
3 1.5
5 2.5
10 5
20 10
50 25
100 50
1,000 500

The table below shows some common conversions between pints, quarts, cups, and gallons.

 1 cup ½ pint 8 fl oz ¼ quart gallon 1 pint 2 cups 16 fl oz ½ quart ⅛ gallon 1 quart 5 cups 32 fl oz 2 pints ¼ gallon 1 gallon 4 quarts 128 fl oz 8 pints 16 cups