Pounds to Pints Conversion Calculator

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How to Convert Pounds to Pints

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

You can use this simple formula to convert:

pints = pounds / 1.043176 × ingredient density

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

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to pints for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
5 lb = 5 / 1.043176 × 0.7 = 6.847224 pt

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.[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.

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 #.

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.

Pound to Pint Conversion Table

Pound measurements converted to pints for commonly used ingredients.
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

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/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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