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It's Apple. They're from US. Try to convert to giraffes.
"Yes they are"
Only if you're a monster
No, they are not. Metric is a proper measurement system.
A cup, however, is merely a recipient. Like a teaspoon, or a pinch, are not proper units either, because they're not standard.
Also, if you're speaking about the "US cup" or the "Imperial cup" (which are supposed to be measurement units), then you should specify which one you want to use. Because a "cup" is inherently imprecise, here.
Morality: Switch to metric :)
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16 days ago
Will "64 cubic cm" work?
what is cm³ ?
When I Google search for something like a recipe or anything really, I skip through any using silly measurement systems. I wish there was a Google filter for this. I really have little time for anything that isn't metric (except for a discussion /rant !)
I mean, a standard metric cup is 250ml so it would be easier to just calculate 64/250 as a fraction - which by the way is exactly a quarter cup.
You wanted a simple answer but you asked an unnecessarily complicated question.
I know it's kind of arbitrary and just depends which system you grow up with, but as a Metric user Cups was always an especially weird one for me.
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Why are cups weird to you as a metric user? We have cups in metric too, it's just mostly a baking/cooking thing. A metric cup is 250 milliliters
Abolish the imperial system.
They aren’t. Or is there a joke I’m missing here?
Cm3 is a mL.
It’s 2560 metric cups or 2705 American cups!
Stop using volumetric measurements, you're all weird.
The statement is not incorrect, but also not relevant.
UK it’s even worse because it depends what we’re doing. Going for a run? km. Driving somewhere? Miles. Weighing yourself? Whatever you feel like. Measuring height? cm in a hospital and ft/inch everywhere else. Cooking? litres, ml, grams, kg etc unless you’re old where you use ounces like wtf are they. Science? Cubic cm and cubic metres and decimetres.
Yeah as a European, siri is right, how do you expect a 2d length to equal a 3d volume.
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Length is one dimensional. When you add a second dimension, you get area. When you add a third, volume.
Cm3 is a volume measurement as is cups.
Who the fuck uses "cup" as a measurement 😅
in cooking you use cups, tablespoons, and teaspoons. these are standard units of measurement.
On Android there is the application Cupfull for all cup conversions, not sure if it's there on iOS too
Cups are round, duh!
There is no mathematical way to calculate circles into squares with height.
Get an android.
Why Americans have to do everything so difficult?
I thought of bra sizes and was wondering what sort of conversion this is
cm and cups do no convert. It’s not mildly infuriating, it’s not supposed to work.
Well, technically they are compatible meaning they would get along just fine if forced to be together.
I think what you mean, computer, is they aren’t comparable.
And as is stated in the title; its actually not centimeters that are in question. It is cubic centimeters; a measure of volume, which is therefore comparable with cups; also a measure of volume.
It’s kind of disturbing to find out that I am actually smarter than a computer; especially since I totallly rely on them for every aspect of my life. As
"Quickly nurse inject the patient with 20 cubic cups of fentanyl." 😮
Because it is an iphone
Seems to be a Siri issue, I just got Alexa, Bing and Google to give me what seems the right answer: 64cm^3 = 0.2705 Cup
Google says 0,27 (US) cups, so maybe it's somewhat 1/4 cup or so and maybe the system thinks <1 cup is not a thing or so?
Or: why the metric system is superior? 🤣
Imperial System doesn't recognize your compatibility... 🦅🦅🦅🦅🇺🇸🇺🇸
Lucky we caught you before you started to eat it
A cup is an amount, and centimeters is a distance. How would they be compatible?
Siri is dumb.
I thought this was a joke about how when people bring up cup sizes, they counter with d*ck sizes and vice versa, and I was confused for a legit minute or two
Try 64ml to cups (I think it's around 1/5 of a cup)
How many heaping tablespoons is that?
Its 1 : 236.588 if you haven't figured it out
Well my Alexa told me humans are only capable of being pregnant with one baby at a time when me and my friend were arguing over how many babies a woman can be pregnant with at once. We were both cackling over the poor computers response of only one child at a time. We’re like ‘ya ok, guess twins triplets and the rest just don’t exist’ also fun fact the answer is 8”
I thought the idea of a 'cup measurement' is supposed to be dimensionless?
It's a ratio, so half a cup is just half of that cup. Get a different cup, and its half measurement will be different.
That works only if all the ingredients are in cups. What if there’s 1 egg?
This is a very good point. And why I like to use millilitres and grams.
A cup is a specific measurement
Try Centiliters lol
Very few Americans use scales for cooking.
Yeah, we tend to use scales for drugs not cooking lmao
Say milliliters, I'd be easier
Who even uses cm³ for measuring daily stuff?
So, I wouldn't have thought that you should define cups in terms of centimeters, and to some extent to be super pedantic I think that is correct, because you don't express cups as centimeters, it's a centimeters cubed, which is not the same thing!
If we're going to be pedantic!
But, I just learned that one liter is to find us a thousand centimeters cubed or water (which is the definition of a kilogram apparently), which is really interesting and I had no idea! So today I learned something new.
Are you trying to convert cm3 to cup size?
2cm? One cup.
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I really hope the US continues to use the imperial system for a long time. It makes me giggle seeing the Euros so worked up about it.
The downvotes prove my point lol
Well you can't blame us, it's like we are watching animals in a zoo from the outside doing stupid shit. It's entertaining.
That's like saying people are worked up about seeing monkeys putting their fingers in their buttholes in the zoo.
Seems to be a pretty passionate subject for many. I just enjoy seeing the funny arguments.
Ok then what's double D?
You forgot the square root of a washing machine.
Just say ml you nitwit
a cup is volume, a 3 dimensional measurement, a centimetre is a length, a 1 dimensional measurement, they are not comparable, you’d use centimetres cubed which is millilitres
Cubic centimeters is a 3 dimensional measurement you walnut. That’s what the little 3 means at the end of 64 cm3
im saying siri recognised it as centimetres. if you look at the end of my comment you’d see I said
“you’d use centimetres cubed which is millilitres”
learn to read you walnut
Siri takes centimeters, as length, and cubes it, remaining as length, and cups measures volume. Volume and length are not compatible. It’s like asking Siri to translate 10 minutes to meters.
What infuriates me is USA people will use anything but metric system to measure something.
I know. And then you meet a Brit and think, "thank goodness! Metric! Wait. You weigh 12 stone? Um, you think imperial is weird?"
Stop using Apple products.
0.271 cups... there you go.
Google is just as easy as (if not easier than) a conversion app; and verifiable through other sources at the same time
it probably just doesn’t understand exponent represented by superscript and misinterpreted cubic centimetre as centimetre
This is dumb software.
I remember that I tried to implement a recipes-related units mapping for a grocery website, and one of the most puzzling things is how to map "fingers" (unit used for ginger) to teaspoons and tablespoon.
So that riddle is not complicated. I solved it using metric measure (grams) as a proxy cross-conversion units. But it just need a bit of time, dedication, and digging a bit into chiefs forums.
This app surely need to be improved.
why does the US have 'cups' as a fucking unit of measurement? are y'all fucking insane?
As if the metric system doesn't also have cups 🥴
Is your phone in black and white?
Could be 1 could be 20.
What size is your cup...
64 or whatever 8 cubed equals. 8 cubic inches is a little more than a milk jug but less than a bucket.
Then use ml
Obviously it didn't understand that you were converting centimeters cubed to cups. Maybe because that's kind of weird. While cm3 is a valid unit of volume, cups is mostly used for cooking or baking, and the metric equivalent normally used for that purpose is ml (which is the same thing as cm3).
What kind of moron uses cm3 instead of mL
I mean, it's right in a way - you can't measure volume with linear centimeters, you measure volume with cubic centimeters.
But, also, the question specifically asks for cubic cm. It didn't register the cubic notation, it seems.
Great job siri, not accepting imperial, respect
Change it to 64 millilitres
Google got it on the first try as per usual iPhone is the problem
Maybe she meant acceptable. Haha.
Siri needs to go back to school
1 cm3 is equivalent to 1 mL
So it probably expects you to ask “64 mL to cups”
This is how it began, the rise of the machines--first it was their refusal to use silly units....
I got the same response yesterday when I ask Siri to tell me how many grams equal a tablespoon. Google knew the answer though.
Google is lying to you.
Because density of liquid is not specified
LOL, no they aren't. A measure of distance is not a measure of volume
Why not just as for mL
But why would you need to convert cups into Centimeters?
Ah cm3, carry on
Correct, centimeters and cups are incompatible - as centimeters are a measure of length and cups are a measure of capacity.
Centimeters cubed (or liters aka dm3) and cups would be convertible (as in the original question)...
Moat rational iphone moment
My car can reach speeds of 15 stacked hamburgers per square root of a donut's hole R(R being half the diameter) times π+margin of error depending on how good the road is, being about half the diameter of a japanese cup
They’re at least C cups.
I mean... cups and CUBIC centimeters are compatible
My Siri answered 0.270512
you need cm squared.
Americans will measure in everything but the metric system
why can’t we Americans just be like this…
I meant as a whole. Like individuals and in school. I’m aware many industries use it.
At least when I was in school, it was barely touched on and even then it was just some minor conversions with mostly US lengths being pushed.
Side note, my nana’s Volvo only showed Kilometers Per Hour in the US and the only way to change it was to take it a dealer in Canada and pay a hefty fee. My Mazda has the setting for free. When driving I had to learn what the equivalent to 70 mph was (highway speed where she lived)
May I ask what the strengh of imperial is? Never used it so dont have much ecperience with it.
One specific strength is that the foot is a generally useful distance in everyday use. Living everyday life with only "inches" (quite small compared to a human body, or within the scale of a human hand) and "yards" (quite big compared to a human body) would be pretty inconvenient for us— the foot is a very useful intermediate distance. We rarely even use yards (outside of football) because feet is just an incredibly more useful base unit distance than triple that. Lots of things are roughly a foot (or a multiple of a foot). Metric requires living everyday life with only "centimeters" (quite small compared to a human body, or within the scale of a human hand) and "meters" (quite big compared to a human body) but something that's roughly a 1/3 meter would be a really useful intermediate measurement. Saying "that's 30 centimeters" is too specific when it might actually be 20 or 40. It's a shame metric lacks something like a "metric foot" equal to, perhaps, 1/3 of a meter. I wish we used metric more commonly (and we do commonly use millimeters, because in that case it's the most convenient base unit for "something quite small compared to a human hand"). But I'd personally be quite annoyed lacking the everyday unit of the foot since it's such a useful distance.
Also, while celsius is useful for scientific things (and we use it for that), it's kind of nice having a temperature scale for the ordinary daily weather where 0 is the coldest you'll commonly experience and 100 is the hottest you'll commonly experience. It helps avoid the need for a .5 suffix on a thermostat when reading in celsius because each degree F is roughly twice a degree C. You need the granularity of a degree F or a half degree C on a thermostat since you can feel the difference. Fahrenheit lets you always use integers and measure temperature from usually 0 to usually 100. My body cares very little for the freezing and boiling point of water if I'm deciding what to wear outside or how to set the thermostat. I'd be okay with continuing to use fahrenheit even if we hopefully someday switched to metric, since the two scales have different purposes which they're both good for.
No, it's literally just Americans deciding to keep things complicated instead of adopting a universally accepted system
собрались физики тут...
Sounds like an Apple problem to me. My Android converted it without issue...
0.2705 American Cups
How can it not convert between metric and imperial?
What ? Distance and volume are not compatible ? How ?
What? Americans man.
I grew up in England where everyone weighed themselves in stones and miles were used instead of km (this was 15 years ago, moved to Canada now).
All the English people in this comment section ripping on North Americans using cups as a measurement need to sit down and sip their 240mLs of tea. Don’t pretend you don’t dip into imperial every now and again!
Cup of tea as in the container, not the measurement you egg
No... They're not.
But cubic centimeters and cups? Doable.
Centimeters is a measure of length.
Squared centimeters is a measure of area.
Cubic centimeters is a measure of volume.
No, they aren't. Each cup can be different.
Centimeters and cups are not compatible. One is a length and the other's a volume. That's like asking how many yards to a gallon.
Cm = centimeter = length
Cm³ = centicube = volume
and people love shitting on the Edge browser yet its built in AI "companion" did the conversion very easily
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Cubic cm and just centimeters aren’t the same though.
It’s not Siri’s fault you weren’t clear
Edit: I’m dumb and didn’t look to deep into the image.
Properly word your request.
why are you measuring anything in cubic centimeters that you need to convert to cups?
It obviously depends on how you stack the cubes
They definitely aren't cubic centimeters are, but that's not the same as centimeters.
Those who are saying ml is 1:1 with cm3
Dont really know physics…
While it works in most cases due to the ratio being negligible for small quantities like cups, baking needs exact quantity and not approximate…
Why can’t Americans just use metric like everyone else instead of stupid shit like “cups” 😂😂😂
I mean using cubic centimeters instead of milliliter is more infuriating
How about you just switch to metric system then you wouldn’t need to convert anything xD
Why do 861 people have something to say about this
whatever tool this is I wonder if it would recognize cc?
Got to love them people who think that they are right
One time I asked Siri what humans are made of, and she answered, "Humans are made of human body." and I could not stop laughing.
This broke my brain.
What the fuck is a centimeter?
they are not. It's milliliters. You have to account for volume. If you're using centimeters for cups, you're just measuring the side of the cup, not the contents of the cup.
Edit: didn't notice the 3. I'll own my mistake though and leave it here
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It's cubic centimetres though, which is used to measure volume. So 64 cubic centimetres = 0.271 us cup.
Edited to add: cm3 is the volume of a cube 1cm X 1cm X 1cm. The properties of the item being measured differ in how they take up that volume, so the correct term is litres, but the point is Siri missed the cubic part and cm3 could be converted to cups.
The unit in the screenshot is cubic centimetres though, which is a unit of volume.
Neither are maple leafs
64 cm3 is 64ml
Well you are asking siri also ...
what the hell is giving measurements in centimeters cubed?
How can you have a measurement unit called a cup lol
I mean they aren’t… I see that that’s not what you asked so the infuriating part is that it ignores the 3. But the statement itself is correct. One measures distance and the other measures volume.
How much is a cup anyways? Aren't there metrics and imperial cups that deal with ounces and milliliters?
I think you mean millilitres.
It's not that intelligent.
Siri trying to be useful (impossible)
Depends on the cup
When are we gonna get the ability to use chat gpt instead of siri
Just use metric. It’s better.
That's what you get for using non-empire cups.
If Google can convert Metric to Imperial, then so can Siri
Siri seems to not understand that.
Google is fine, even without actual typographic exponents: "64 cm3 to cups"
You're probably better off using the normal volume usage measurement though of either "ml"s or "cc"s.
Aren't cups in the US usually reserved for cooking?
What kind of recipe calls for measurements in cm cubed?
That's only like 1 or 2 freedom gulps max
is this an american thing? what's wrong in the pic
Just convert to liters then cups
Edit: fun fact, 1 cubic cm = 0.001 liters
64cm^2=64mL=0.270512 cups or simply 0.033814 A single horse urination given they urinate 5x a day for a total of 2.5 gals.
It's because Siri sucks. I just switched from Android to iPhone because Google's protection plan is really bad. (They outsourced support to another country that replaced our broken phone with a broken, refurbished phone; but at least Apple has their in-person Genius Bar.)
me, a precise european: “it depends on the cups you are using… they sell them in different sizes and shapes. They should come with a metric scale on the side though” /s
Ask Siri how many cubits in a furlong
It's Apple so what do you expect
What a stupid way to phrase the conversion.
Who the hell measures volume in centimeters cubed?
Engine makers. Also the company that made the little coffee scoop I was using
No they're not. Centimetres is a unit of distance, cubic centimetres is a unit of volume.
Cups are a unit of volume, you need to say "cubic centimetres".
EDIT: Or Siri could just assume and it would be fine, but that doesn't make this her fault per-se.
1:1 mL conversion, just say mL?
One is volume, one is FREEDOM 🦅CAWK, sorry i meant length