**Half a Gallon: Introduction**

The most common customary units of liquid volume are cups, pints, quarts and gallons. Half a gallon, as the name suggests, is half of the gallon. It is also an imperial unit of liquid volume.

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**What Is Half a Gallon in Math?**

**Half a gallon** is half of a gallon, a customary unit of volume and capacity. The abbreviation for gallon is gal.

**1 US liquid gallon** $= 3.785412$ liters

So, the **half of a US gallon** (US gal) is nearly 1.89 liters.

**1 Imperial gallon** $= 4.546092$ liters

So, **the half of a standard imperial gallon** (imp gal) is approximately 2.27 liters.

In day-to-day life, we use this unit to represent the volume of a fluid.

Examples: **half a gallon** of diesel, half a gallon milk, **half a gallon** of water

**Half a Gallon and Other Customary Units of Volume**

Relationship of a gallon with other customary units is shown in the following image.

In summary, we can write

**1 gallon** $= 4$** quarts**

$= 8$** pints**

$= 16$** cups**

$= 32$** gills **

$= 128$** fluid ounces**

We use these measurements to get the relationship between half a gallon and customary units.

### Divide by 2!

We can establish the relationship between half gallon and other customary units as well using the above relations. Simply divide by 2!

So, what makes half a gallon?

**Half gallon** $= 2$** quarts**

$= 4$** pints**

$= 8$** cups**

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$= 16$** gills **

$= 64$** fluid ounces**

**Half a Gallon and Metric Units of Volume**

1 US liquid gallon $= 3.785412$ liters

So, the half of a US gallon (US gal) is nearly 1.89 liters.

One liter is equivalent to a cubic decimeter.

So, 1 liter $= 1; text{dm}^{3}$

1.89 liter $= 1.89; text{dm}^{3}$

**Half a gallon** $= 1.89; text{liter} = 1.89; text{dm}^{3}$

**How Much Is a Half Gallon in Math?**

Let’s recall some important facts!

- How Many Quarts in a Half Gallon?

**2 quarts!**

- How Many Ounces in a Half Gallon?

**64 ounces!**

- How Many Liters in a Half Gallon (US gallon)?

**Nearly 1.89 liters!**

**How to Measure Half a Gallon?**

As mentioned earlier, if you want to know how much of each liquid a half gallon contains, simply divide the standard gallon measurements by two.

$frac{1}{2}$** gallon **$= 2$** quarts **$= 4$** pints **$= 8$** cups **$= 64$** fluid ounces**

**Fun Facts about Half a Gallon**

- Historically, both imperial and US gallons were base units used to measure the volume of wine and beer.

- The US gallon is equivalent to the UK wine gallon, and the corn gallon is equivalent to the US dry gallon (a unit used to measure dry substances like food grains).

- A liter of water weighs 1 kg.

So, **half a gallon** of water weighs about 1.89 kgs.

- There are eight cups of milk in
**a half gallon**milk carton. For a family of three (two adults and a child), a half-a-gallon milk carton will meet their daily dairy needs, considering the USDA recommendation of 3 cups daily for adults and 2 cups for children.

**The Divide by Two Rule Song**

Divide a gallon by two, and here I am!

Cut me into two, and get twin quarts with tiny hearts

Further, bisect quarts, and you have two pints – but they won’t give you hints!

Divide it by two, and here are two cups – drink eight a day for a healthy diet!

Slash a cup by two, and you’ll get two gills – but don’t confuse it with the fishy gills.

Divide it by four, and here come four ounces, waiting to pounce.

**Conclusion**

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In this article, we learned about “half a gallon,” a common customary and imperial unit of measuring volume. Let’s solve some examples and practice problems to understand it better.

**Solved Examples on Half a Gallon**

**1. How many pints are there in half of a gallon?**

**Solution:**

1 gallon $= 8$ pints

Therefore, **half a gallon** $= 4$ pints.

**2. Which container can hold a larger volume of water? A gallon carton or a 32 gills bottle?**

**Solution: **

1 gallon $= 32$ gills

So, both containers have the same capacity.

**3. How many ounces are there in half of a gallon?**

**Solution:**

**1 gallon **$= 128$** fl. oz.**

So, one **half a gallon** $= 64$ fl. oz.

**4. Half a US gallon = ____ liters?**

**Solution:**

1 US gallon $= 3.785412$ liters

So, half a US gallon equals nearly 1.89 liters.

**5. Convert 64 cups into half gallons.**

**Solution:**

1 gallon $= 16$ cups

Half gallon $= 8$ cups

8 half gallons $= 64$ cups

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