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1 lb = 15.337782696563 fl oz

How to Convert Pounds to Fluid Ounces

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a pound measurement to a fluid ounce measurement, divide the weight multiplied by 15.337783 by the density of the ingredient or material.

You can use this simple formula to convert:

fluid ounces = pounds × 15.337783ingredient density

Thus, the weight in fluid ounces is equal to the pounds times 15.337783, divided by the density of the ingredient or material.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to fluid ounces for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
5 lb = 5 × 15.3377830.7 = 109.555591 fl oz

Pounds and fluid ounces 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 weight to volume conversion.

Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

How Many Fluid Ounces are in a Pound?

The actual volume of a pound will vary depending on the density of the material. The table below shows how many fluid ounces of various wet and dry ingredients are in a pound.

Pound measurements converted to fluid ounces for commonly used ingredients.
Weight in Pounds: Volume in Fluid Ounces of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1 lb 15.34 fl oz 14.75 fl oz 17.43 fl oz 28.99 fl oz 21.91 fl oz
2 lb 30.68 fl oz 29.5 fl oz 34.86 fl oz 57.99 fl oz 43.82 fl oz
3 lb 46.01 fl oz 44.24 fl oz 52.29 fl oz 86.98 fl oz 65.73 fl oz
4 lb 61.35 fl oz 58.99 fl oz 69.72 fl oz 115.98 fl oz 87.64 fl oz
5 lb 76.69 fl oz 73.74 fl oz 87.15 fl oz 144.97 fl oz 109.56 fl oz
6 lb 92.03 fl oz 88.49 fl oz 104.58 fl oz 173.96 fl oz 131.47 fl oz
7 lb 107.36 fl oz 103.24 fl oz 122.01 fl oz 202.96 fl oz 153.38 fl oz
8 lb 122.7 fl oz 117.98 fl oz 139.43 fl oz 231.95 fl oz 175.29 fl oz
9 lb 138.04 fl oz 132.73 fl oz 156.86 fl oz 260.95 fl oz 197.2 fl oz
10 lb 153.38 fl oz 147.48 fl oz 174.29 fl oz 289.94 fl oz 219.11 fl oz
11 lb 168.72 fl oz 162.23 fl oz 191.72 fl oz 318.93 fl oz 241.02 fl oz
12 lb 184.05 fl oz 176.97 fl oz 209.15 fl oz 347.93 fl oz 262.93 fl oz
13 lb 199.39 fl oz 191.72 fl oz 226.58 fl oz 376.92 fl oz 284.84 fl oz
14 lb 214.73 fl oz 206.47 fl oz 244.01 fl oz 405.91 fl oz 306.76 fl oz
15 lb 230.07 fl oz 221.22 fl oz 261.44 fl oz 434.91 fl oz 328.67 fl oz
16 lb 245.4 fl oz 235.97 fl oz 278.87 fl oz 463.9 fl oz 350.58 fl oz
17 lb 260.74 fl oz 250.71 fl oz 296.3 fl oz 492.9 fl oz 372.49 fl oz
18 lb 276.08 fl oz 265.46 fl oz 313.73 fl oz 521.89 fl oz 394.4 fl oz
19 lb 291.42 fl oz 280.21 fl oz 331.16 fl oz 550.88 fl oz 416.31 fl oz
20 lb 306.76 fl oz 294.96 fl oz 348.59 fl oz 579.88 fl oz 438.22 fl oz
21 lb 322.09 fl oz 309.71 fl oz 366.02 fl oz 608.87 fl oz 460.13 fl oz
22 lb 337.43 fl oz 324.45 fl oz 383.44 fl oz 637.87 fl oz 482.04 fl oz
23 lb 352.77 fl oz 339.2 fl oz 400.87 fl oz 666.86 fl oz 503.96 fl oz
24 lb 368.11 fl oz 353.95 fl oz 418.3 fl oz 695.85 fl oz 525.87 fl oz
25 lb 383.44 fl oz 368.7 fl oz 435.73 fl oz 724.85 fl oz 547.78 fl oz
26 lb 398.78 fl oz 383.44 fl oz 453.16 fl oz 753.84 fl oz 569.69 fl oz
27 lb 414.12 fl oz 398.19 fl oz 470.59 fl oz 782.84 fl oz 591.6 fl oz
28 lb 429.46 fl oz 412.94 fl oz 488.02 fl oz 811.83 fl oz 613.51 fl oz
29 lb 444.8 fl oz 427.69 fl oz 505.45 fl oz 840.82 fl oz 635.42 fl oz
30 lb 460.13 fl oz 442.44 fl oz 522.88 fl oz 869.82 fl oz 657.33 fl oz
31 lb 475.47 fl oz 457.18 fl oz 540.31 fl oz 898.81 fl oz 679.24 fl oz
32 lb 490.81 fl oz 471.93 fl oz 557.74 fl oz 927.81 fl oz 701.16 fl oz
33 lb 506.15 fl oz 486.68 fl oz 575.17 fl oz 956.8 fl oz 723.07 fl oz
34 lb 521.48 fl oz 501.43 fl oz 592.6 fl oz 985.79 fl oz 744.98 fl oz
35 lb 536.82 fl oz 516.18 fl oz 610.03 fl oz 1,015 fl oz 766.89 fl oz
36 lb 552.16 fl oz 530.92 fl oz 627.45 fl oz 1,044 fl oz 788.8 fl oz
37 lb 567.5 fl oz 545.67 fl oz 644.88 fl oz 1,073 fl oz 810.71 fl oz
38 lb 582.84 fl oz 560.42 fl oz 662.31 fl oz 1,102 fl oz 832.62 fl oz
39 lb 598.17 fl oz 575.17 fl oz 679.74 fl oz 1,131 fl oz 854.53 fl oz
40 lb 613.51 fl oz 589.91 fl oz 697.17 fl oz 1,160 fl oz 876.44 fl oz

Pounds

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 #.

Fluid Ounces

The US fluid ounce is a unit of volume equal to 1/16 of a pint or 1/8 of a cup. The fluid ounce is sometimes referred to as an "ounce" but should not be confused with the unit of mass. One fluid ounce is equal to just under 29.6 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one fluid ounce is rounded to exactly 30 milliliters.[3]

The fluid ounce is a US customary unit of volume. Fluid ounces can be abbreviated as fl oz, and are also sometimes abbreviated as fl. oz. or oz. fl.. For example, 1 fluid ounce can be written as 1 fl oz, 1 fl. oz., or 1 oz. fl..

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/metric-cooking-resources
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight
  3. U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures, https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guidelines-determining-metric-equivalents-household-measures