Accurate measuring is a very important part of cooking or baking. Measuring cups containing leveled ingredients are used to ensure accurate portions. A knowledge of volume equivalencies allows you to convert quarts to cups and determine how many cups are in a quart. With these simple steps, you can determine how many cups are in 3 qt.
Fill the measuring cup with liquid. Make sure the liquid is leveled to determine an accurate measurement.
Pour 1 cup of liquid into a quart-size container. Count each cup as you pour it into the container.
Keep adding cups of liquid to the quart container until the container is full.
Total the number of cups used to fill the quart container to determine how many were used to fill the container. Four cups are equivalent to 1 qt. Multiply those 4 cups by 3 to find that it takes 12 cups to equal 3 qt.
For an accurate count, don't allow the cups or container to overflow.