# Pounds to Ounces Converter

Created by Rahul Dhari
Reviewed by Kenneth Alambra
Last updated: Jan 18, 2024

The pounds to ounces converter tells you how many pounds are in an ounce or vice versa. Pounds and ounces are units to measure mass in US customary and British imperial measurement systems. The pounds and ounces are also written as lb. and oz., respectively.

Through this article, you'll learn how to convert pounds to ounces and how to use the accompanying calculator to help you do that quickly.

## Converting pounds to ounces

In 1959, the nations agreed to define pounds as $0.45359237$ kg. Similarly, an ounce is equivalent to $28.349523125$ grams, per the international yard and pound agreement. There are several types of pounds and ounces in use throughout history, but the calculator deals with International avoirdupois pound and ounce. An international avoirdupois pound is equal to 16 ounces.

## Using the pounds to ounces converter

Let's use the pounds to ounce converter to convert 15 pounds to ounces.

1. Enter the weight, in pounds as $15$.
2. The pounds to ounce converter will return the weight as $240$ ounces. Mathematically, that's:
$\qquad\scriptsize 15 \text{ pounds} = 15 \times 16 = 240 \text{ ounces}$

Check out our similar calculators if you are looking to convert between other units. You can visit our primary tool for weight conversion or use individual converters for that purpose.

## FAQ

### How do I convert pounds to ounces?

To convert pounds to ounces:

• Multiply the weight in pounds by 16 to obtain the weight in ounces.

You can use this relation to convert, say, 17 pounds to ounces, which will be equal to 17 pounds × 16 ounces/pound =272 ounces.

### How many pounds make 4 ounces?

Four ounces equals a quarter of a pound. As one pound equals 16 ounces, 4 ounces = 4 ounces / 16 ounces/pound = 4/16 pounds =1/4 pounds.

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