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 kg. Similarly, an ounce is equivalent to 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
Using the pounds to ounces converter
Let's use the pounds to ounce converter to convert 15 pounds to ounces.
- Enter the weight, in pounds as .
- The pounds to ounce converter will return the weight as ounces. Mathematically, that's:
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How do I convert pounds to ounces?
To convert pounds to ounces:
- Multiply the weight in pounds by
16to 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 =
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 =