Pounds to Stones Conversion

Enter the weight in pounds below to get the value converted to stones.

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1 lb = 0.071429 stones
1 lb = 1.000006 lb
1 lb = 1 lb 9.6000000002761E-5 oz
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How to Convert Pounds to Stones

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a pound measurement to a stone measurement, divide the weight by the conversion ratio.

Since one stone is equal to 14 pounds, you can use this simple formula to convert:

stones = pounds ÷ 14

The weight in stones is equal to the pounds divided by 14.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to stones using the formula above.
5 lb = (5 ÷ 14) = 0.357143 st

Pounds and stones are both units used to measure weight. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

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.[1]

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 #.

Stones

One stone is equal to 14 pounds and is mostly used in the United Kingdom and Ireland as a unit of mass. It's most commonly used to measure personal body weight.[2]

The stone is an imperial unit of weight. Stones can be abbreviated as st; for example, 1 stone can be written as 1 st.

Pound to Stone Conversion Table

Pound measurements converted to stones
Pounds Stones
1 lb 0.071429 st
2 lb 0.142857 st
3 lb 0.214286 st
4 lb 0.285714 st
5 lb 0.357143 st
6 lb 0.428571 st
7 lb 0.5 st
8 lb 0.571429 st
9 lb 0.642857 st
10 lb 0.714286 st
11 lb 0.785714 st
12 lb 0.857143 st
13 lb 0.928571 st
14 lb 1 st
15 lb 1.0714 st
16 lb 1.1429 st
17 lb 1.2143 st
18 lb 1.2857 st
19 lb 1.3571 st
20 lb 1.4286 st
21 lb 1.5 st
22 lb 1.5714 st
23 lb 1.6429 st
24 lb 1.7143 st
25 lb 1.7857 st
26 lb 1.8571 st
27 lb 1.9286 st
28 lb 2 st
29 lb 2.0714 st
30 lb 2.1429 st
31 lb 2.2143 st
32 lb 2.2857 st
33 lb 2.3571 st
34 lb 2.4286 st
35 lb 2.5 st
36 lb 2.5714 st
37 lb 2.6429 st
38 lb 2.7143 st
39 lb 2.7857 st
40 lb 2.8571 st

References

  1. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight
  2. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Handbook 44 - 2012 - Appendix B, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/2017/04/28/AppB-12-hb44-final.pdf