Quantity Calculations

Quantity Calculations


MN WIC Program

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Abbreviations
Calculations
How to Combine Cereal Package Sizes
Milk Calculations
Buying Canned Beans
Buying Cheese
Buying Jars of Baby Food

Abbreviations

  • tsp = Teaspoon
  • Tbsp = Tablespoon
  • oz = Ounce (dry weight)

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Calculations

  • 3 tsp = 1 Tbsp
  • 4 Tbsp = 1/4 cup
  • 1 cup = 8 fluid oz = 16 Tbsp
  • 2 cups = 1 pint = 16 fluid oz
  • 4 cups = 1 quart = 2 pints = 32 fluid oz
  • 4 quarts = 1 gallon = 8 pints = 16 cups
  • 4 oz = 1/4 lb
  • 16 oz = 1 lb

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How to Combine Cereal Package Sizes

36 ounces = 18 plus 18; 34.5 ounces = 20.5 + 14.0; 35.8 ounces = 12.0 plus 12.0 plus 11.8; 36 ounces = 12 plus 12 plus 12

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Milk Calculations

  • .5 = 1 half-gallon

Soy and Goat's Milk

  • .25 = 1 quart
  • .5 = 1 half-gallon or 2 quarts

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Buying Canned Beans

For each can you buy, .25 units will be removed from your account balance.

  • 1 can = .25 units
  • 2 cans = .50 units
  • 3 cans = .75 units
  • 4 cans = 1 unit

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Buying Cheese

1 pound of WIC-allowed cheese = two 8 oz. packages OR one 16 oz. package

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Buying Jars of Baby Food

One 2-pack of 4 ounces tubs or containers = two 4 ounce jars

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