Ounces to Pounds Conversion Calculator

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How to Convert Ounces to Pounds

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To convert an ounce measurement to a pound measurement, use a simple formula. Since one ounce is equal to 1/16 of a pound, the formula for the conversion is:

pounds = ounces ÷ 16

The weight in pounds is equal to the ounces divided by 16.

For example, here's how to convert 24 ounces to pounds using the formula above.
24 oz = (24 ÷ 16) = 1.5 lb
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Ounces and pounds are both units used to measure weight. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What is an Ounce?

One ounce is a unit of mass/weight equal to 1/16 of a pound. The common ounce should not be confused with the troy ounce, which is equal to 1/12 of a troy pound.[1]

The ounce is a US customary and imperial unit of weight. Ounces can be abbreviated as oz, for example 1 ounce can be written as 1 oz.

What is a Pound?

One pound is defined as a unit of mass/weight equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms. One pound is equal to 7,000 grains in the avoirdupois or apothecaries' systems.[2]

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of weight. A pound is sometimes also referred to as a common ounce. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb, and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbs, lbm, or #. For example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb, 1 lbs, 1 lbm, or 1 #.

Ounce to Pound Conversion Table

Ounce measurements converted to pounds and pounds & ounces values
Ounces Pounds Pounds & Ounces
1 oz 0.0625 lb 0 lb 1 oz
2 oz 0.125 lb 0 lb 2 oz
3 oz 0.1875 lb 0 lb 3 oz
4 oz 0.25 lb 0 lb 4 oz
5 oz 0.3125 lb 0 lb 5 oz
6 oz 0.375 lb 0 lb 6 oz
7 oz 0.4375 lb 0 lb 7 oz
8 oz 0.5 lb 0 lb 8 oz
9 oz 0.5625 lb 0 lb 9 oz
10 oz 0.625 lb 0 lb 10 oz
11 oz 0.6875 lb 0 lb 11 oz
12 oz 0.75 lb 0 lb 12 oz
13 oz 0.8125 lb 0 lb 13 oz
14 oz 0.875 lb 0 lb 14 oz
15 oz 0.9375 lb 0 lb 15 oz
16 oz 1 lb 1 lb 0 oz
17 oz 1.0625 lb 1 lb 1 oz
18 oz 1.125 lb 1 lb 2 oz
19 oz 1.1875 lb 1 lb 3 oz
20 oz 1.25 lb 1 lb 4 oz
21 oz 1.3125 lb 1 lb 5 oz
22 oz 1.375 lb 1 lb 6 oz
23 oz 1.4375 lb 1 lb 7 oz
24 oz 1.5 lb 1 lb 8 oz
25 oz 1.5625 lb 1 lb 9 oz
26 oz 1.625 lb 1 lb 10 oz
27 oz 1.6875 lb 1 lb 11 oz
28 oz 1.75 lb 1 lb 12 oz
29 oz 1.8125 lb 1 lb 13 oz
30 oz 1.875 lb 1 lb 14 oz
31 oz 1.9375 lb 1 lb 15 oz
32 oz 2 lb 2 lb 0 oz
33 oz 2.0625 lb 2 lb 1 oz
34 oz 2.125 lb 2 lb 2 oz
35 oz 2.1875 lb 2 lb 3 oz
36 oz 2.25 lb 2 lb 4 oz
37 oz 2.3125 lb 2 lb 5 oz
38 oz 2.375 lb 2 lb 6 oz
39 oz 2.4375 lb 2 lb 7 oz
40 oz 2.5 lb 2 lb 8 oz

References

  1. James Bucki, Troy Ounce vs. Ounce, The Spruce, https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/troy-ounce-vs-ounce-4588158
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight