# How Many Quarts are in a Half Gallon? Quartering a Half Gallon

You’ve probably heard the question How many quarts are in a gallon? The simple answer is, of course, one quart for every four liquid ounces in your gallon container (4 quarts = 1 gallon). So how many cups are in a half-gallon? The answer to this question can get tricky, because it depends on how you measure the half-gallon container. For example, do you measure it with  cup or  cups?

To find out the answer to this question, keep reading and do the math yourself! You might be surprised by the results!

## Measuring a Half Gallon

When people ask how many quarts there are in a half gallon, the answer is four. One quart is equal to two pints, so there are 4 pints per gallon. There is no such thing as half of a quart or half of a pint because this measurement unit does not exist.

## Converting a Half Gallon to Quarts

A quart is usually defined as 1/4 of a gallon. So, if you have 1/2 gallon of milk, there would be 2 quarts. If you have 1 quart of milk, there would be 2 pints. If you have 1 pint of milk, there would be 2 cups.

## Determining the Number of Quarts in a Half Gallon

A half gallon is equal to 128 fluid ounces, or 2 quarts and 8 fluid ounces. To calculate the number of quarts in a half gallon, divide the number of quarts by 2. For example, for a half gallon that equals 4 quarts you would use: 4/2=2.