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# How Many Pints In A Gallon [Explained]

In order to know how many pints in a gallon, one must understand what a pint is and also what a gallon is in Uk or US.

The pint is a unit of volume or capacity in both the imperial and United States customary measurement systems. It is denoted by pt. In Uk, one pint (1 Pt) is equal to 0.568 litre, and in the US, it is equal to 0.473 litre (for liquid measure) or 0.551 litre (for dry measure). Furthermore, UK pint is about 20% larger than the American pint. Also, one pint (1 pt) in the US customary measurements is two cups.

The gallon is also a unit of volume. It is denoted by gal. In Britain, one gallon is equal to 4.546 litres while in the US it is equal to 3.785 litres. The formula to calculate gallon is the multiplication of length by width by depth (L * W* D).

## How Many Pints in a Gallon

### Pints in a Gallon US Customary Measurements

1 pint = 0.473 litre

This implies that 1 litre = 1/0.473 pt

1 gallon = 3.785 litres

This means 1 litre = 1/3.785 gal

So putting the two together

1 litre = 1/0.473 pt

1 litre = 1/3.785 gal

One can then say

1/0.473 pt =  1/3.785 gal

Multiply both sides by 0.473

Then, 1 pt = 1/3.785 * 0.473 gallon

That is 1 pt = 0.125 gallon (1/8 gal)

Therefore, 1 pt = 1/8 gal or 1 gal = 8 pints

### Pints in a Gallon British Imperial Measurement

1 pint = 0.568 litre

Meaning, 1 litre = 1/0.568 pt

1 gallon = 4.546 litres

Meaning, 1 litre = 1/4.546 gal

Putting the two together,

1 litre = 1/0.568 pt

1 litre = 1/4.546 gal

This implies,

1/0.568 pt = 1/4.546 gal

Multiply both sides by 0.568

1 pt = 1/4.546 * 0.568 gal

That is 1 pt = 0.125 gallon (1/8 gal)

Therefore, 1 pt = 1/8 gal or 1 gal = 8 pints

In conclusion, both British and United States customary measurements show that 1 gallon is equal to 8 pints.

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