How many ounces in a pound
There are sixteen ounces in one pound!
Pounds to ounces / ounces to pounds conversionUse the pounds to ounces calculator below to find how many ounces in any quantity of pounds. This calculator accepts fractional values like: 1/2, 2 2/3 etc.
Pounds to Ounces Converter
Pounds  Ounces  


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To use this calculator, simply type the value in any box at left or at right. It accepts fractional values.
Using this converter you can get answers to questions like:
 How many ounces are in 1 pound?
 1 pound is equal to how many ounces?
 How to convert pounds to ounces? among others.
What is a pound
A pound or poundmass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, lb_{m} or ℔) is a unit of mass used mainly in the imperial and United States customary. The most common definition today is the international avoirdupois pound which defined as exactly 0.45359237 kilograms, and which is divided into 16 avoirdupois ounces. So, 1 pound = 16 ounces. The symbol comes from the Roman word libra (hence the abbreviation "lb") while the name pound is a Germanic adaptation of the Latin phrase libra pondo, "a pound by weight". Note that the pound is a unit of mass, not a weight unit. The unit of weight is the poundforce.
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What is a ounce
An ounce (abbreviated oz; apothecary symbol: ℥) is a unit of mass used in some systems of measurement including the avoirdupois. An ounce is equal to approximately 28.3 g (grams). The avoirdupois ounce is widely used as part of the United States customary and British imperial systems. The the troy ounce is now only used to measure the mass of precious metals such as gold and silver. The the troy ounce has a mass of about 31.1 g (grams). This calculator uses avoirdupois ounce.
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How to convert pounds to (avoirdupois) ounces
To calculate an ounce value to the corresponding value in pounds, just multiply the quantity in pound by 16 (once the are sixteen ounces in a pound).
Pound to ounces formula
Ounces = Pounds x 16Example:
How many ounces in a quarter pound?
We know that Ounces = Pounds x 16, so,
1/4 x 16 = 16/4 = 4 ounces.
How to convert pounds to ounces
To calculate a pound value to the corresponding value in ounces, just divide the quantity in ounces by 16 once there are sixteen ounces in each pound.
Ounces to Pound formula
Pounds = ^{Ounces} / _{16}Example:
Convert 12 ounces to pounds?
We know that Pounds = ^{Ounces} / _{16}, so,
12 ounces = ^{12} / _{16} = ^{6} / _{8} = ^{3} / _{4} or 0.75 pound.
Ounces to pound conversion table
Decimal  Fraction  Ounces  

.0625  1/16  1  
.125  1/8  2  
.1875  3/16  3  
.25  1/4  4  
.3125  5/16  5  
.375  3/8  6  
.4375  7/16  7  
.5  1/2  8  
.5625  9/16  9  
.625  5/8  10  
.6875  11/16  11  
.75  3/4  12  
.8125  13/16  13  
.875  7/8  14  
.9375  15/16  15  
1  1/1  16  
1.25  1 1/4  20  
1.5  1 1/2  24  
1.75  1 3/4  28  
2  2/2  32 
Values around 1 pound(s)
Pounds  Ounces 

0.6  9.6 
0.7  11.2 
0.8  12.8 
0.9  14.4 
1  16 
1.1  17.6 
1.2  19.2 
1.3  20.8 
1.4  22.4 
1.5  24 