Cooking often requires precise measurements to ensure delicious results. You may have come across recipes that call for a certain number of quarts or gallons but are unsure of how many quarts are in a gallon and vice versa. The good news is this equation is easy to understand and calculate.

**How Many Quarts in a Gallon?**

One gallon is equivalent to 4 quarts, so there are 4 quarts in a gallon. This means that if you need one gallon of liquid, it will take four quarts of the same liquid to reach the same measurement. And one quart equals one quarter (¼) of a gallon.

Here's an example to further illustrate this concept: if a recipe calls for 3 gallons of water, this would be equal to 12 quarts. You calculate this by multiplying 3 (gallons) by 4 (quarts). Or if a recipe calls for 1 quart of milk, this would be equal to ¼ gallon. You calculate this by dividing 1 (quart) by 4 (gallons).

**Converting Between Quarts and Gallons**

The conversion factor between quarts and gallons is 4 quarts per gallon. You can convert from quarts to gallons or gallons to quarts by multiplying or dividing by 4.

### Gallons to Quarts

To convert gallons to quarts, you multiply the number of gallons by 4.

Number of quarts = Number of gallons × 4

For example, if you want to know how many quarts are in 2 gallons, you multiply 2 by 4.

Number of quarts = Number of gallons × 4

Number of quarts = 2 × 4

Number of quarts = 8

So, there are 8 quarts in 2 gallons.

### Quarts to Gallons

To convert quarts to gallons, you divide the number of quarts by 4.

Number of gallons = Number of quarts ÷ 4

For example, if you want to know how many gallons are in 3 quarts, you divide 3 by 4.

Number of gallons = Number of quarts ÷ 4

Number of gallons = 3 ÷ 4

Number of gallons = 0.75

So, there are 0.75 (or ¾) gallons in 3 quarts.

**Conversion Table Between Gallons and Quarts**

Gallons (gal) | Quarts (qt) | Liters (L) |
---|---|---|

1 | 4 | 3.785 |

2 | 8 | 7.571 |

3 | 12 | 11.356 |

4 | 16 | 15.142 |

5 | 20 | 18.927 |

6 | 24 | 22.712 |

7 | 28 | 26.498 |

8 | 32 | 30.283 |

9 | 36 | 34.069 |

10 | 40 | 37.854 |

11 | 44 | 41.640 |

12 | 48 | 45.425 |

13 | 52 | 49.211 |

14 | 56 | 52.996 |

15 | 60 | 56.781 |

16 | 64 | 60.567 |

17 | 68 | 64.352 |

18 | 72 | 68.138 |

19 | 76 | 71.923 |

20 | 80 | 75.708 |

**Bottom Line**

Knowing these conversions can help make measuring ingredients easier when cooking. Knowing how many quarts in a gallon and vice versa is especially helpful when converting large amounts of liquid between the two measurements. Now that you know there are 4 quarts in a gallon, you’ll be able to cook with confidence.