Pints to Pounds & Ounces Conversion Calculator

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1 pt = 1.043175556502 lb
1 pt = 1 lb 0.690808904032 oz
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How to Convert Pints to Pounds

To convert a pint measurement to a pound measurement, multiply the volume by 1.043176 times the density of the ingredient or material.

You can use this simple formula to convert:

pounds = pints × 1.043176 × ingredient density

Thus, the volume in pounds is equal to the pints multiplied by 1.043176 times the density of the ingredient or material.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pints to pounds for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
5 pt = 5 × 1.043176 × 0.7 = 3.651114 lb

Pints and pounds are both commonly used to measure cooking ingredients.

For cooking applications, most chefs suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight rather than volume to improve accuracy in the measurements.[1] The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction.

The best way to ensure an accurate conversion is to use a scale. When a scale is not available, a calculator like the one above is a good way to estimate the volume to weight conversion.

Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

How Many Pounds are in a Pint?

The actual weight of a pint will vary depending on the density of the material. The table below shows how many pounds of various wet and dry ingredients are in a pint.

Pint measurements converted to pounds for commonly used ingredients.
Volume in Pints: Weight in Pounds of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1/8 pt 0.130397 lb 0.134309 lb 0.114749 lb 0.06898 lb 0.091278 lb
1/4 pt 0.260794 lb 0.268618 lb 0.229499 lb 0.13796 lb 0.182556 lb
1/3 pt 0.347725 lb 0.358157 lb 0.305998 lb 0.183947 lb 0.243408 lb
1/2 pt 0.521588 lb 0.537235 lb 0.458997 lb 0.27592 lb 0.365111 lb
2/3 pt 0.69545 lb 0.716314 lb 0.611996 lb 0.367893 lb 0.486815 lb
3/4 pt 0.782382 lb 0.805853 lb 0.688496 lb 0.41388 lb 0.547667 lb
1 pt 1.0432 lb 1.0745 lb 0.917994 lb 0.55184 lb 0.730223 lb

Pints

The US liquid pint is a unit of fluid volume equal to one-eighth of a gallon, one-half of a quart, or two cups. The liquid pint should not be confused with the dry pint (US) or the imperial pint, which are different units.

The pint is a US customary unit of volume. Pints can be abbreviated as pt; for example, 1 pint can be written as 1 pt.

Pounds

Pounds are a widely used unit of mass/weight in the United States. The National Bureau of Standards approved the international definition of the pound for use in the United States in 1959 after an agreement between six nations referred to as the International Yard and Pound Agreement.[2]

One pound is equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms. In the avoirdupois or apothecaries' systems, one pound is equal to 7,000 grains.[3]

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 #.

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/metric-cooking-resources
  2. National Bureau of Standards, Refinement of Values for the Yard and Pound, U.S. Department of Commerce, July 1, 1959, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/2017/05/09/frn-59-5442-1959.pdf
  3. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight

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