Convert Tablespoons to Pounds

Enter the butter in tablespoons below to get the value converted to pounds.

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1 tbsp = 0.03125 lb

How to Convert Tablespoons to Pounds

To convert a tablespoon measurement to a pound measurement, multiply the butter by the conversion ratio. One tablespoon is equal to 0.03125 pounds, so use this simple formula to convert:

pounds = tablespoons × 0.03125

The butter in pounds is equal to the tablespoons multiplied by 0.03125.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to pounds using the formula above.
5 tbsp = (5 × 0.03125) = 0.15625 lb

Tablespoons and pounds are both units used to measure butter. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


One tablespoon of butter is equal to 1/8 of a stick or 1/2 ounce.

Tablespoons can be abbreviated as tbsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Tbls, or Tb. For example, 1 tablespoon can be written as 1 tbsp, 1 T, 1 Tbls, or 1 Tb.


Butter in the US is most commonly sold by the pound, which contains 4 sticks, or 16 ounces.

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of butter. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb, for example 1 pound can be written as 1 lb.

Tablespoon Measurements and Equivalent Pound Conversions

Common tablespoon values converted to the equivalent pound value
Tablespoons Pounds
1 tbsp 0.03125 lb
2 tbsp 0.0625 lb
3 tbsp 0.09375 lb
4 tbsp 0.125 lb
5 tbsp 0.15625 lb
6 tbsp 0.1875 lb
7 tbsp 0.21875 lb
8 tbsp 0.25 lb
9 tbsp 0.28125 lb
10 tbsp 0.3125 lb
11 tbsp 0.34375 lb
12 tbsp 0.375 lb
13 tbsp 0.40625 lb
14 tbsp 0.4375 lb
15 tbsp 0.46875 lb
16 tbsp 0.5 lb
17 tbsp 0.53125 lb
18 tbsp 0.5625 lb
19 tbsp 0.59375 lb
20 tbsp 0.625 lb
21 tbsp 0.65625 lb
22 tbsp 0.6875 lb
23 tbsp 0.71875 lb
24 tbsp 0.75 lb
25 tbsp 0.78125 lb
26 tbsp 0.8125 lb
27 tbsp 0.84375 lb
28 tbsp 0.875 lb
29 tbsp 0.90625 lb
30 tbsp 0.9375 lb
31 tbsp 0.96875 lb
32 tbsp 1 lb
33 tbsp 1.0313 lb
34 tbsp 1.0625 lb
35 tbsp 1.0938 lb
36 tbsp 1.125 lb
37 tbsp 1.1563 lb
38 tbsp 1.1875 lb
39 tbsp 1.2188 lb
40 tbsp 1.25 lb

More Tablespoon Butter Conversions

Butter Volume
Convert to Sticks Of Butter
1 tbsp is equal to 0.125 sticks of butter
Convert to Cups
1 tbsp is equal to 0.0625 cups
Convert to Teaspoons
1 tbsp is equal to 3 teaspoons
Convert to Milliliters
1 tbsp is equal to 14.786765 milliliters
Butter Weight
Convert to Ounces
1 tbsp is equal to 0.5 ounces
Convert to Grams
1 tbsp is equal to 14.1748 grams

Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

There are thousands of units of measure in use across the globe, and converting from one to another can be very difficult since each conversion requires a different formula to derive the result. Our unit of measurement conversion tools are meant to be dead easy. We break the mold of the typical dry and complicated experience. In addition to converting from one measurement to another, we provide the formula so you can see how the conversion is done, use it on you’re own calculator if you need to!

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.