Quarts to Gallons Converter

Created by Anna Szczepanek, PhD
Reviewed by Davide Borchia
Last updated: Jan 18, 2024


With Omni's quarts to gallons converter, you'll not only quickly calculate between these two customary volume units but also learn how to convert quarts to gallons effortlessly in your brain.

What are quarts and gallons?

The quarts and gallons are traditional volume units that are in use mostly in the United States and the United Kingdom. The abbreviation for quarts is qt and for gallons gal.

In fact, three kinds of quarts and gallons are in use:

  • US liquid quart/gallon;
  • US dry quart/gallon; and
  • UK (imperial) imperial quart/gallon.

Their exact values differ, but all are approximately one liter.

Converting quarts to gallons

Our quarts to gallons converter is based on the following equation:

quart=14gallon=2pints\footnotesize \textrm{quart} = \tfrac{1}{4}\, \textrm{gallon} = 2\, \textrm{pints}

In words, we can express these relationships as follows:

  • One quart is a fourth (a quarter, hence the name) of a gallon;
  • One gallon is made up of four quarts; and
  • One quart contains two pints.

FAQ

How do I convert 2 quarts to gallons?

2 quarts is half of a gallon. This is because each quart is one-fourth of a gallon, so two quarts is two-fourths, hence a half. To get this result even quicker, remember that to convert qt to gal you need to divide the volume by 4.

How do I convert quarts to gallons?

To convert a volume in quarts to gallons, follow these steps:

  1. Write down the volume in quarts.
  2. Divide it by 4.
  3. What you've got is your volume expressed in gallons. Congrats!
Anna Szczepanek, PhD
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