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FutureStarrHow many quarts in a gallon of milk
1 quart, or 4 pints, in a gallon.A quart is a unit of measurement under the English measurement system. There are three different forms of quarts currently in use: the dry court and the liquid court in the US measurement system and the Imperial court in the British Imperial system of measurement. The term “quart” comes from the French word quart (though the French word quart may be used to mean something else, and the Canadian French language has its own term for a quart – a pinte.) The volumes for these different quarts are approximately equivalent to one metric liter. However, there are slight differences in how these quarts are measured.
The US system of measurement has specified legally standardized measures for both the volume and length of units. Inches, feet, and miles have their own measurements that are apart from the metric system of measurement, but they have metric equivalents for area and volume. For this reason, the liquid quart can be defined as either 57.75 cubic inches or 0.946352946 liters. There are historical references to a US dry quart, and though it seems to be rarely used today it is defined as being equal to exactly 1/4th of a dry gallon or as 1.10122 liters.There were other types of quarts that existed throughout history but are now defunct. One such archaic measure is a Winchester quart, which is approximately equal to 2.25 liters or 2 imperial quarts. While very rarely used, laboratory chemicals sometimes come in 2.5-liter bottles referred to as Winchester quart bottles. A reputed quart is roughly equivalent to 1/6th of an Imperial gallon, around 0.75 liters, of 2/3rds of an Imperial quart. The reputed quart was at one time used to serve as the basic size of a wine bottle within the UK, but the current wine bottle standard volume is 0.75 liters.
The gallon is a unit of volume measurement in both the British Imperial system and US custom systems of measurement. Much like how there is a wet quart and a dry quart in the US measurement system, there’s also a US dry gallon and a US wet gallon. Beyond this, the Imperial gallon has its own definition. The US dry gallon and the US liquid gallon are used mainly throughout the United States, but they are also used by some Caribbean countries and Latin American countries, though typically only when selling gasoline. The Imperial gallon still sees use in Canada, the United Kingdom, and some nations in the Caribbean sea. In the United States, the wet gallon or liquid gallon is defined as being equivalent to 231 in.³ or approximately 3.785 L. In terms of weight, this is about 3.78 kg or 8.34 pounds. Much like the Imperial gallon, the volume can also be given in US ounces. There are 128 US fluid ounces in a US gallon, and there are 4 quarts within the US gallon, 2 pints to a quart, and 2 cups or 16 fluid ounces in a pint. The US dry gallon is considered to be equivalent to 268.80 cubic inches or about 4.40 liters. The dry gallon is also equivalent to 1/8th of a Winchester bushel, an extension of the Winchester measurement system mentioned above. The dry gallon isn’t relevant in most situations and it is not used in commerce. (Source: sciencetrends.com)