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Ounces to Pounds Converter

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This ounces-to-pounds converter will help you determine how much in pounds an amount of weight in ounces is. Quickly convert ounces (abbreviated as oz) to pounds (lbs) with this easy-to-use conversion tool.

Keep on reading so we can get started with:

  • How to convert ounces to pounds;
  • How to use this ounces-to-pounds converter; and
  • Some oz to pounds conversion samples.

How to convert ounces to pounds

To convert oz to lb, you only have to remember one thing. One pound is equal to 16 ounces, as shown in the equation below:

1 pound=16 ounces1\ \text{pound} = 16\ \text{ounces}

We can also divide both sides by 16 to express that relationship as follows:

1 ounce=0.0625 pounds1\ \text{ounce} = 0.0625\ \text{pounds}

Now we see that one ounce is equal to 0.0625 pounds. We can also say that there are 0.0625 pounds in an ounce. To convert oz to lbs, we multiply the weight in ounces by 0.0625 pounds/ounce\small 0.0625\ \text{pounds}/\text{ounce}. In equation form, we express that as:

wlbs=woz×0.0625 lbsozw_\text{lbs} = w_\text{oz}\times 0.0625\ \tfrac{\text{lbs}}{\text{oz}}

where:

  • wlbsw_\text{lbs} is the calculated weight in pounds; and
  • wozw_\text{oz} is any weight in ounces.

We can also divide wozw_\text{oz} by sixteen to find wlbsw_\text{lbs}. Or if you want to do some mental math, you can divide any weight in ounces by 2 four times in a row to find its equivalent weight in pounds.

How to use our ounces to pounds converter

To use our ounces to pounds converter, you must enter the weight in ounces, and our tool will display its equivalent weight in pounds for you. At the same time, we've also included (by default) other units in the results section like kilograms, stones, and even atomic mass units. Simply click the drop-down menu beside the units to display the alternatives.

You can also use this tool to convert any weight in other units back to ounces. Try it out to see.

FAQs

Is 8 ounces half a pound?

Yes. Since a pound is equal to 16 ounces, having a weight quantity of 8 ounces means having half a pound of weight. We can also divide 8 ounces by 16 to convert it to pounds. By doing so, we get 8 ounces / 16 =0.5 pounds.

How do I convert 24 oz to lbs?

To convert 24 oz to lbs, you can:

  1. Divide 24 oz by 2 to get 12.
  2. Divide 12 by 2 to get 6.
  3. Divide 6 by 2 to get 3.
  4. Finally, divide 3 by 2 to get 1.5. After dividing 24 ounces by 2 four times, we get its equivalent weight in pounds. Therefore, 24 oz is equal to 1.5 lbs.

How many in pounds are 48 ounces?

48 ounces is equal to 3 pounds. We get that value by dividing 48 ounces by 16 oz/lb (48 oz / 16 oz/lb =3 lbs).

We can also convert ounces to pounds by multiplying the weight in ounces by 0.0625 lb/oz (48 oz × 0.0625 lb/oz =3 lbs).

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