Convert Cups of Butter to Pounds

Enter the butter in cups below to get the value converted to pounds.

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1 c = 0.5 lb
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How to Convert Cups to Pounds

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To convert a cup measurement to a pound measurement, divide the butter by the conversion ratio. One pound is equal to 2 cups, so use this simple formula to convert:

pounds = cups ÷ 2

The butter in pounds is equal to the cups divided by 2.

For example, here's how to convert 5 cups to pounds using the formula above.
5 c = (5 ÷ 2) = 2.5 lb

Cups and pounds are both units used to measure butter. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Cups

One cup of butter is equal to 2 sticks, or 1/2 pound.

Cups can be abbreviated as c, and are also sometimes abbreviated as C. For example, 1 cup can be written as 1 c or 1 C.

Pounds

Butter in the US is most commonly sold by the pound, which contains 4 sticks, or 16 ounces.

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of butter. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb, for example 1 pound can be written as 1 lb.

Cup to Pound Conversion Table

Cup measurements converted to pounds
Cups Pounds
1 c 0.5 lb
2 c 1 lb
3 c 1.5 lb
4 c 2 lb
5 c 2.5 lb
6 c 3 lb
7 c 3.5 lb
8 c 4 lb
9 c 4.5 lb
10 c 5 lb
11 c 5.5 lb
12 c 6 lb
13 c 6.5 lb
14 c 7 lb
15 c 7.5 lb
16 c 8 lb
17 c 8.5 lb
18 c 9 lb
19 c 9.5 lb
20 c 10 lb
21 c 10.5 lb
22 c 11 lb
23 c 11.5 lb
24 c 12 lb
25 c 12.5 lb
26 c 13 lb
27 c 13.5 lb
28 c 14 lb
29 c 14.5 lb
30 c 15 lb
31 c 15.5 lb
32 c 16 lb
33 c 16.5 lb
34 c 17 lb
35 c 17.5 lb
36 c 18 lb
37 c 18.5 lb
38 c 19 lb
39 c 19.5 lb
40 c 20 lb