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 Measurements and Equivalent Pound Conversions

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

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

More Ounce Weight Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Tons
1 oz is equal to 3.125E-5 tons
SI Units
Convert to Metric Tons
1 oz is equal to 2.835E-5 metric tons
Convert to Kilograms
1 oz is equal to 0.02835 kilograms
Convert to Grams
1 oz is equal to 28.349523 grams
Convert to Milligrams
1 oz is equal to 28,349.5 milligrams
Other Units
Convert to Long Tons
1 oz is equal to 2.7902E-5 long tons
Convert to Carats
1 oz is equal to 141.747616 carats