How Many Ounces In A Gallon?
There are 128 fluid ounces in a U.S. gallon1.
Understanding Basic Units
Definition of a Gallon
The gallon is a unit of volume used in imperial units and United States customary units. There are three different versions in current use:
- The imperial gallon (imp gal), defined as 4.546 09 litres, which is used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and some Caribbean countries1.
- The US gallon (US gal), defined as 3.785 411 784 L (231 cubic inches), which is used in the US and some Latin American and Caribbean countries1.
- The US dry gallon (“usdrygal”), defined as 1⁄8 US bushel (exactly 4.404 883 770 86 L)1.
The British imperial gallon is defined as exactly 4.54609 dm³ (4.54609 litres) and was originally defined as the volume of 10 pounds (4.5359237 kg) of water at 62 degrees Fahrenheit (16.67 °C). There are four quarts in a gallon, two imperial pints in a quart, and there are 20 imperial fluid ounces in an imperial pint, yielding 160 fluid ounces in an imperial gallon1.
The US liquid gallon is legally defined as 231 cubic inches, which is exactly 3.785411784 litres. A US liquid gallon can contain about 3.785 kilograms or 8.34 pounds of water at 3.98 °C (39.16 °F), and is about 16.7% less than the imperial gallon. There are four quarts in a gallon, two pints in a quart and 16 US fluid ounces in a US pint, which makes the US fluid ounce equal to 1/128 of a US gallon1.
Definition of an Ounce
The ounce is any of several different units of mass, weight, or volume and is derived almost unchanged from the uncia, an Ancient Roman unit of measurement.
- The avoirdupois ounce, exactly 28.349523125 g, is 1⁄16 avoirdupois pound; this is the United States customary and British imperial ounce. It is primarily used in the United States to measure packaged foods and food portions, postal items, areal density of fabric and paper, boxing gloves, and so on, but it is sometimes also used elsewhere in the Anglosphere2.
- The ‘troy ounce’ of exactly 31.1034768 g is used instead for the mass of precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium, etc2.
- The fluid ounce is a measure of volume2.
In the avoirdupois system, sixteen ounces make up an avoirdupois pound, and the avoirdupois pound is defined as 7000 grains; one avoirdupois ounce is therefore equal to 437.5 grains2.
In terms of volume, 1 US gallon is equal to 128 US fluid ounces3.
Conversions Involving Gallons and Ounces
How Many Ounces in a Gallon?
There are 128 fluid ounces in a U.S. gallon1.
How Many Gallons does 64 Ounces Equal?
To convert ounces to gallons, you can divide the number of ounces by the number of ounces in a gallon. So, 64 ounces would equal 64/128 = 0.5 U.S. gallons.
How Many 32 oz Make a Gallon?
Again, you can divide the number of ounces in a gallon by the number of ounces you have. So, 128/32 = 4. Thus, it takes four 32-ounce units to make a U.S. gallon.
Conversions Between Gallons and Ounces (US and UK)
In the US system, 1 gallon is equal to 128 fluid ounces.
In the UK system, 1 imperial gallon is equal to 160 imperial fluid ounces2.
Please note that US and UK fluid ounces are not the same. A US fluid ounce is approximately 29.5735 milliliters, while a UK fluid ounce is approximately 28.4131 milliliters. So, when converting between gallons and fluid ounces, it’s important to be aware of which system you are using.
Gallons and Other Measurements
How Many Liters to a Gallon?
1 US gallon is approximately equal to 3.78541 liters. 1 Imperial gallon (used in the UK, Canada, and some other countries) is approximately equal to 4.54609 liters1.
How Many Ounces do 2 US Cups of Fluid Contain?
1 US cup is equal to 8 fluid ounces. Therefore, 2 US cups contain 2 * 8 = 16 fluid ounces.
How Many Ounces Does a Half-Gallon Contain?
As there are 128 fluid ounces in a US gallon, a half-gallon would contain 128 / 2 = 64 fluid ounces2.
How Many Liters Does One Gallon Contain?
This was covered in part A. To reiterate, 1 US gallon contains approximately 3.78541 liters, and 1 Imperial gallon contains approximately 4.54609 liters1.
How to Convert Gallon into Ounces?
To convert gallons into ounces (U.S. customary units), you multiply the number of gallons by 128. This is because there are 128 fluid ounces in a U.S. gallon.
For example, to convert 2 gallons into fluid ounces, you would calculate 2 * 128 = 256 fluid ounces.
How to Convert Ounces into Gallons?
To convert ounces into gallons (U.S. customary units), you divide the number of ounces by 128.
For example, to convert 256 fluid ounces into gallons, you would calculate 256 / 128 = 2 gallons.
How To Convert Fluid Ounces to Gallons?
This is the same as part B, because the ounces being referred to in these measurements are fluid ounces.
How to Convert Gallons to US/Imperial Fluid Ounces?
For U.S. measurements, you multiply the number of gallons by 128 to get the equivalent number of U.S. fluid ounces1.
For U.K. (imperial) measurements, you multiply the number of gallons by 160 to get the equivalent number of U.K. fluid ounces, because there are 160 imperial fluid ounces in an imperial gallon2.
Please note that U.S. and U.K. fluid ounces are not the same, so it’s important to be clear which system you are using when doing these conversions.
Detailed Ounce to Gallon Conversions
How Many 8 Ounces in a Gallon?
Since there are 128 fluid ounces in a U.S. gallon, there are 128 / 8 = 16 eight-ounce units in a gallon.
How Many 16 Ounces in a Gallon?
Since there are 128 fluid ounces in a U.S. gallon, there are 128 / 16 = 8 sixteen-ounce units in a gallon.
How Many 32 Ounces in a Gallon?
Since there are 128 fluid ounces in a U.S. gallon, there are 128 / 32 = 4 thirty-two-ounce units in a gallon.
How Many 64 Ounces in a Gallon?
Since there are 128 fluid ounces in a U.S. gallon, there are 128 / 64 = 2 sixty-four-ounce units in a gallon1.
Comparisons and Differences
Is 1 Gallon the Same as 64 oz?
No, 1 gallon is not the same as 64 fluid ounces. As there are 128 fluid ounces in a U.S. gallon, 64 fluid ounces is equivalent to half a gallon1.
What is the Difference Between Ounces and Gallons?
Ounces and gallons are both units of measure, but they are used for different quantities and in different contexts. An ounce can be a unit of weight (avoirdupois or troy ounces) or volume (fluid ounces), while a gallon is always a unit of volume. In the context of volume measurements in the U.S. system, there are 128 fluid ounces in a gallon, making a gallon a much larger unit of measure than an ounce12.
Furthermore, the definition of these units can vary depending on the system of measurement being used (US customary units vs. imperial units). For instance, an imperial gallon is larger than a US gallon, and likewise an imperial fluid ounce is slightly different from a US fluid ounce. This means that the number of ounces in a gallon can be different depending on whether you’re using US customary units or imperial units3.
Gallons and Ounces in Metric Units
Gallons to Liters:
- US gallons can be converted to liters by multiplying the number of gallons by approximately 3.785411.
- Imperial gallons can be converted to liters by multiplying the number of gallons by approximately 4.546091.
For example, to convert 2 US gallons to liters, you would calculate 2 * 3.78541 = 7.57082 liters.
Fluid Ounces to Milliliters:
- US fluid ounces can be converted to milliliters by multiplying the number of ounces by approximately 29.5735.
- Imperial fluid ounces can be converted to milliliters by multiplying the number of ounces by approximately 28.41311.
For example, to convert 32 US fluid ounces to milliliters, you would calculate 32 * 29.5735 = 947.018 milliliters.
Please note that these are approximate conversions because the exact definitions of these units are based on complex historical standards. The precise values can depend on the specific circumstances and requirements of the measurement.