# Pounds to Stones Converter

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

lb
oz

## Result in Stones:

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

To convert a measurement in pounds to a measurement in stones, divide the weight by the following conversion ratio: 14 pounds/stone.

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 weight in pounds divided by 14.

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

## 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.[1]

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.[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 (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.

## What Is a Stone?

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.[3]

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

Table showing various 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. 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
2. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight
3. 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