## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from cups to tablespoons is 15.999999999946, which means that 1 cup is equal to 15.999999999946 tablespoons:

1 cup = 15.999999999946 tbsp

To convert 3.5 cups into tablespoons we have to multiply 3.5 by the conversion factor in order to get the volume amount from cups to tablespoons. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 cup → 15.999999999946 tbsp

3.5 cup → V(tbsp)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the volume V in tablespoons:

V(tbsp) = 3.5 cup × 15.999999999946 tbsp

V(tbsp) = 55.999999999811 tbsp

The final result is:

3.5 cup → 55.999999999811 tbsp

We conclude that 3.5 cups is equivalent to 55.999999999811 tablespoons:

3.5 cups = 55.999999999811 tablespoons

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 tablespoon is equal to 0.017857142857203 × 3.5 cups.

Another way is saying that 3.5 cups is equal to 1 ÷ 0.017857142857203 tablespoons.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that three point five cups is approximately fifty-six tablespoons:

3.5 cup ≅ 56 tbsp

An alternative is also that one tablespoon is approximately zero point zero one eight times three point five cups.

## Conversion table

### cups to tablespoons chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from cups to tablespoons

cups (cup) tablespoons (tbsp)
4.5 cups 72 tablespoons
5.5 cups 88 tablespoons
6.5 cups 104 tablespoons
7.5 cups 120 tablespoons
8.5 cups 136 tablespoons
9.5 cups 152 tablespoons
10.5 cups 168 tablespoons
11.5 cups 184 tablespoons
12.5 cups 200 tablespoons
13.5 cups 216 tablespoons