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Ounces to Pounds Converter

Convert ounces to pounds (oz and lb) and pounds to ounces using this weight calculator tool.

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How to convert ounces to pounds

The formula for converting ounces to pounds is:

Pounds (lb) = Ounces (oz) ÷ 16

As an example, if we wanted to convert 12 ounces of flour to pounds, our calculation would look like this:

12 ÷ 16 = 0.75 pounds

Our 12 ounces of flour therefore equates to 0.75 pounds, or 3/4 lb.

How many ounces are in a pound?

There are exactly 16 ounces in a pound (avoirdupois).

  • 1 pound (lb) = 16 ounces (oz)

See also: Cups and Ounces | Pounds and Cups | Grams to Pounds & Ounces


Ounces to pounds chart

Ounces Pounds Pounds and ounces
1 oz0.063 lb0 lb, 1 oz
2 oz0.125 lb0 lb, 2 oz
3 oz0.188 lb0 lb, 3 oz
4 oz0.25 lb0 lb, 4 oz
5 oz0.313 lb0 lb, 5 oz
6 oz0.375 lb0 lb, 6 oz
7 oz0.438 lb0 lb, 7 oz
8 oz0.5 lb0 lb, 8 oz
9 oz0.563 lb0 lb, 9 oz
10 oz0.625 lb0 lb, 10 oz
11 oz0.688 lb0 lb, 11 oz
12 oz0.75 lb0 lb, 12 oz
13 oz0.813 lb0 lb, 13 oz
14 oz0.875 lb0 lb, 14 oz
15 oz0.938 lb0 lb, 15 oz
16 oz1 lb1 lb, 0 oz
17 oz1.063 lb1 lb, 1 oz
18 oz1.125 lb1 lb, 2 oz
19 oz1.188 lb1 lb, 3 oz
20 oz1.25 lb1 lb, 4 oz
25 oz1.563 lb1 lb, 9 oz
30 oz1.875 lb1 lb, 14 oz
35 oz2.188 lb2 lb, 3 oz
40 oz2.5 lb2 lb, 8 oz
45 oz2.813 lb2 lb, 13 oz
50 oz3.125 lb3 lb, 2 oz
55 oz3.438 lb3 lb, 7 oz
60 oz3.75 lb3 lb, 12 oz
Conversions are rounded to max 3 decimal places

Pounds to ounces chart

Pounds to ounces Pounds to ounces
1/4 lb = 4 oz 12 lb = 192 oz
1/2 lb = 8 oz 13 lb = 208 oz
3/4 lb = 12 oz 14 lb = 224 oz
1 lb = 16 oz15 lb = 240 oz
2 lb = 32 oz16 lb = 256 oz
3 lb = 48 oz17 lb = 272 oz
4 lb = 64 oz18 lb = 288 oz
5 lb = 80 oz19 lb = 304 oz
6 lb = 96 oz20 lb = 320 oz
7 lb = 112 oz21 lb = 336 oz
8 lb = 128 oz22 lb = 352 oz
9 lb = 144 oz23 lb = 368 oz
10 lb = 160 oz24 lb = 384 oz
11 lb = 176 oz25 lb = 400 oz
Conversions are rounded to max 3 decimal places

Avoirdupois and troy pounds, ounces

There are actually two different measures of ounces and pounds. There exists the Troy ounce and pound, and the Avoirdupois ounce and pound. Thankfully, it's quite straight forward to work out which units to use.

  1. The Avoirdupois Ounce and Pound are commonly used as a unit of mass and weight in the United States and around the world. These are utilised in our ounces to pounds converter above.
  2. The Troy Ounce and Pound are no longer in general use. They are sometimes referenced for measures of precious metals such as gold, silver, and platinum, and gems such as opals.

On July 1, 1959, an international agreement was formed that the Avoirdupois pound and ounce would become standardised as a unit of mass in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and the US, with one pound weighing 16 ounces (0.45359237 kg). So, unless you're measuring precious metals, you'll likely be referencing this Avoirdupois ounce and pound. Here are the conversions to help you:

  • 1 Pound (Avoirdupois) = 16 ounces (Avoirdupois)
  • 1 Pound (Troy) = 12 ounces (Troy)

Summary

I hope you found this page about ounces and pounds useful. And now you know that there are 16 ounces in a pound, and how to convert between the two.

You may wish to know that we have a full range of calculators and converters to help you convert between units involved in cooking and baking. Here's a few of our most popular ones:

  • Baking conversions - for converting between grams, pounds and ounces for flour, sugar and many more ingredients.
  • Cooking converter - a one-stop-shop for converting between all sorts of different units involved in cooking.
  • Weight converter - for help with all other units of weight.
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