Ounces to Pounds Converter
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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 |
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1 oz | 0.063 lb | 0 lb, 1 oz |
2 oz | 0.125 lb | 0 lb, 2 oz |
3 oz | 0.188 lb | 0 lb, 3 oz |
4 oz | 0.25 lb | 0 lb, 4 oz |
5 oz | 0.313 lb | 0 lb, 5 oz |
6 oz | 0.375 lb | 0 lb, 6 oz |
7 oz | 0.438 lb | 0 lb, 7 oz |
8 oz | 0.5 lb | 0 lb, 8 oz |
9 oz | 0.563 lb | 0 lb, 9 oz |
10 oz | 0.625 lb | 0 lb, 10 oz |
11 oz | 0.688 lb | 0 lb, 11 oz |
12 oz | 0.75 lb | 0 lb, 12 oz |
13 oz | 0.813 lb | 0 lb, 13 oz |
14 oz | 0.875 lb | 0 lb, 14 oz |
15 oz | 0.938 lb | 0 lb, 15 oz |
16 oz | 1 lb | 1 lb, 0 oz |
17 oz | 1.063 lb | 1 lb, 1 oz |
18 oz | 1.125 lb | 1 lb, 2 oz |
19 oz | 1.188 lb | 1 lb, 3 oz |
20 oz | 1.25 lb | 1 lb, 4 oz |
25 oz | 1.563 lb | 1 lb, 9 oz |
30 oz | 1.875 lb | 1 lb, 14 oz |
35 oz | 2.188 lb | 2 lb, 3 oz |
40 oz | 2.5 lb | 2 lb, 8 oz |
45 oz | 2.813 lb | 2 lb, 13 oz |
50 oz | 3.125 lb | 3 lb, 2 oz |
55 oz | 3.438 lb | 3 lb, 7 oz |
60 oz | 3.75 lb | 3 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 oz | 15 lb = 240 oz | |
2 lb = 32 oz | 16 lb = 256 oz | |
3 lb = 48 oz | 17 lb = 272 oz | |
4 lb = 64 oz | 18 lb = 288 oz | |
5 lb = 80 oz | 19 lb = 304 oz | |
6 lb = 96 oz | 20 lb = 320 oz | |
7 lb = 112 oz | 21 lb = 336 oz | |
8 lb = 128 oz | 22 lb = 352 oz | |
9 lb = 144 oz | 23 lb = 368 oz | |
10 lb = 160 oz | 24 lb = 384 oz | |
11 lb = 176 oz | 25 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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