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If we want to calculate how many Tablespoons are 0.5 Cups we have to multiply 0.5 by 16 and divide the product by 1. So for 0.5 we have: (0.5 × 16) ÷ 1 = 8 ÷ 1 = 8 Tablespoons
So finally 0.5 cup = 8 tbsp