When making a simple syrup, my ratio was four cups water to three cups sugar, what is the end volume?

I ask because i messed up a drink recipe by measuring the next step against the amount of the water and forgetting to take into account the increase in volume due to the sugar.

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6 TBS (3 ounces by volume) of granulated sugar, mixed with 4 liquid ounces of water (1/2 cup US), brought to a hard boil in the microwave yielded just over 6 liquid ounces of syrup. (A drop of color added for readability)


I would suspect that it didn't reach 7 ounces because of the air included in the volumetric measurement of granulated sugar.

So 4 cups of water plus 3 cups of granulated sugar would yield just over 6 cups of syrup if not allowed to reduce on the stove.


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