Pounds to Pints Conversion Calculator
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How to Convert Pounds to Pints
Since pounds are a unit of mass and pints are a unit of volume, which are different physical quantities, we need to know one more physical quantity of the ingredient or substance to convert between them. In this case, we need to account for the density of the substance whenever we do a conversion.
Therefore, to convert between pounds and pints of an ingredient or substance, we must either multiply or divide by its density, depending on which direction we are performing the conversion.
Pounds to Pints Formula
To convert a measurement in pounds to pints, divide the weight by the density of the ingredient or material. Note that in order for this to work, the density must be in pounds per pint (lb/pt).
If the density is given in grams per milliliter (g/mL), then first multiply the density by 1.0432 to convert to lb/pt.
For a density given in g/mL, you can use this simple formula to convert:
pints = pounds / 1.0432 × density
Thus, the volume in pints is equal to the weight in pounds divided by 1.0432 times the density (in g/mL) of the ingredient, substance, or material.
When to Convert Pounds to Pints
Pounds and pints 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. The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction and clumping.
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.
Another useful application of weight and volume conversions is chemistry. When performing chemical reactions by combining separate chemicals to produce a new chemical, one must know the exact amount of each chemical to add in order to maximize the yield of the reaction.
It is common to mix powdered chemicals with liquid, or aqueous, chemicals, and this is where it becomes very useful to convert between weights and volumes.
A third application of weight and volume conversions is when shipping freight when calculating the volumetric weight for cargo and packages. Trucks, ships, and airplanes are limited in the amount of weight or volume they can transport, so if one of those quantities is known, but the limitation is on the other, then it becomes necessary to convert between the two so as not to overload the shipping vehicle.
Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
What Is a Pound?
Pounds are a widely used unit of 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.
The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of mass. A pound is sometimes also referred to as a common ounce. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb (plural lbs), and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbm or #. For example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb, 1 lbm, or 1 #, and 2 pounds can be written as 2 lbs.
A pound is frequently referred to as a unit of weight. While technically, a pound is a measure of mass, and weight is actually a measure of force, the two are equivalent as long as we are performing our calculations on Earth.
For example, an object with a mass of 1 pound weighs 1 pound on Earth, but only weighs one-sixth of that on the moon, yet still has the same mass.
Learn more about pounds.
What Is a Pint?
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.
Learn more about pints.
Pound to Pint Conversion Table
|Weight in Pounds:||Volume in Pints of:|
|Water||Milk||Cooking Oil||All Purpose Flour||Granulated Sugar|
|1 lb||0.958611 pt||0.930691 pt||1.0893 pt||1.8121 pt||1.134 pt|
|2 lb||1.9172 pt||1.8614 pt||2.1787 pt||3.6242 pt||2.268 pt|
|3 lb||2.8758 pt||2.7921 pt||3.268 pt||5.4364 pt||3.4019 pt|
|4 lb||3.8344 pt||3.7228 pt||4.3573 pt||7.2485 pt||4.5359 pt|
|5 lb||4.7931 pt||4.6535 pt||5.4467 pt||9.0606 pt||5.6699 pt|
|6 lb||5.7517 pt||5.5841 pt||6.536 pt||10.87 pt||6.8039 pt|
|7 lb||6.7103 pt||6.5148 pt||7.6253 pt||12.68 pt||7.9379 pt|
|8 lb||7.6689 pt||7.4455 pt||8.7146 pt||14.5 pt||9.0718 pt|
|9 lb||8.6275 pt||8.3762 pt||9.804 pt||16.31 pt||10.21 pt|
|10 lb||9.5861 pt||9.3069 pt||10.89 pt||18.12 pt||11.34 pt|
|11 lb||10.54 pt||10.24 pt||11.98 pt||19.93 pt||12.47 pt|
|12 lb||11.5 pt||11.17 pt||13.07 pt||21.75 pt||13.61 pt|
|13 lb||12.46 pt||12.1 pt||14.16 pt||23.56 pt||14.74 pt|
|14 lb||13.42 pt||13.03 pt||15.25 pt||25.37 pt||15.88 pt|
|15 lb||14.38 pt||13.96 pt||16.34 pt||27.18 pt||17.01 pt|
|16 lb||15.34 pt||14.89 pt||17.43 pt||28.99 pt||18.14 pt|
|17 lb||16.3 pt||15.82 pt||18.52 pt||30.81 pt||19.28 pt|
|18 lb||17.26 pt||16.75 pt||19.61 pt||32.62 pt||20.41 pt|
|19 lb||18.21 pt||17.68 pt||20.7 pt||34.43 pt||21.55 pt|
|20 lb||19.17 pt||18.61 pt||21.79 pt||36.24 pt||22.68 pt|
|21 lb||20.13 pt||19.54 pt||22.88 pt||38.05 pt||23.81 pt|
|22 lb||21.09 pt||20.48 pt||23.97 pt||39.87 pt||24.95 pt|
|23 lb||22.05 pt||21.41 pt||25.05 pt||41.68 pt||26.08 pt|
|24 lb||23.01 pt||22.34 pt||26.14 pt||43.49 pt||27.22 pt|
|25 lb||23.97 pt||23.27 pt||27.23 pt||45.3 pt||28.35 pt|
|26 lb||24.92 pt||24.2 pt||28.32 pt||47.12 pt||29.48 pt|
|27 lb||25.88 pt||25.13 pt||29.41 pt||48.93 pt||30.62 pt|
|28 lb||26.84 pt||26.06 pt||30.5 pt||50.74 pt||31.75 pt|
|29 lb||27.8 pt||26.99 pt||31.59 pt||52.55 pt||32.89 pt|
|30 lb||28.76 pt||27.92 pt||32.68 pt||54.36 pt||34.02 pt|
|31 lb||29.72 pt||28.85 pt||33.77 pt||56.18 pt||35.15 pt|
|32 lb||30.68 pt||29.78 pt||34.86 pt||57.99 pt||36.29 pt|
|33 lb||31.63 pt||30.71 pt||35.95 pt||59.8 pt||37.42 pt|
|34 lb||32.59 pt||31.64 pt||37.04 pt||61.61 pt||38.56 pt|
|35 lb||33.55 pt||32.57 pt||38.13 pt||63.42 pt||39.69 pt|
|36 lb||34.51 pt||33.5 pt||39.22 pt||65.24 pt||40.82 pt|
|37 lb||35.47 pt||34.44 pt||40.31 pt||67.05 pt||41.96 pt|
|38 lb||36.43 pt||35.37 pt||41.39 pt||68.86 pt||43.09 pt|
|39 lb||37.39 pt||36.3 pt||42.48 pt||70.67 pt||44.23 pt|
|40 lb||38.34 pt||37.23 pt||43.57 pt||72.48 pt||45.36 pt|
- National Institute of Standards & Technology, Culinary Measurement Tips, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/culinary-measurement-tips
- CK-12 Foundation, Introductory Chemistry (CK-12) - 12.6: Mass-Volume Stoichiometry, https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Introductory_Chemistry/Introductory_Chemistry_(CK-12)/12%3A_Stoichiometry/12.06%3A_Mass-Volume_Stoichiometry
- 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
- Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight