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How Many Ounces are There in a Pound

How Many Ounces are There in a Pound

Knowing how to convert ounces to pounds and vice versa can help you in many situations. This mostly comes in handy while cooking. In this Buzzle write-up, we give you a table that will quickly help you convert pounds to ounces.
Bhakti Satalkar
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2018
Pound, abbreviated as lb or lbm, is a unit of mass used by Britain, United States, Burma, and Liberia. These countries are still using the old imperial units of measuring, whereas the rest of the world has adopted the metric system or SI unit system. The pound has a number of definitions; however, the convention used is that of 1 pound is exactly equal to 0.45359237 kilograms. This unit of measure descended from the Roman libra, therefore the abbreviation lb, whereas the name pound is a Germanic adaptation of the Latin phrase libra pondo, which means a pound weight. On the other hand, an ounce is abbreviated as oz, and the abbreviation is taken from the old Italian word onza. The origin of this unit of measurement is derived from the Latin uncia. One ounce is approximately equal to 28 grams.
At times, we may be required to convert our value of pounds to ounces. Imagine you need to fill 25 10-ounce containers with something. Knowing how many ounces are in a pound can help you buy the right amount easily. In the paragraphs below, we tell you a little more about ounces, and provide you with a table that has ounce values for pounds.
How Many Ounces in a Pound
In the Avoirdupois Weight, which is a system used to define different units of measure, there are 16 ounces in a pound. On the other hand, in another system, called Troy weight, a pound has 12 ounces, likewise is the case with Apothecaries' Weight. However, in the United States it is the Avoirdupois Weight system, which is used, therefore one pound is made of 16 ounces.
Dry ounce is often confused with fluid ounce. Hence, a lot of people want to know how many fluid ounces are there in a pound. Fluid ounce is a measure of volume and not that of weight. 16 fluid ounces make up a pint in the United States, while there are 20 fluid ounces in a pint in the United Kingdom.
Conversion Table―Pound to Ounce
Pounds Ounces
1 16
2 32
3 48
4 64
5 80
6 96
7 112
8 128
9 144
10 160
11 176
12 192
13 208
14 224
15 240
16 256
17 272
18 288
19 304
20 320
21 336
22 352
23 368
24 384
25 400

Pounds Ounces
26 416
27 432
28 448
29 464
30 480
31 496
32 512
33 528
34 544
35 560
36 576
37 592
38 608
39 624
40 640
41 656
42 672
43 688
44 704
45 720
46 736
47 752
48 768
49 784
50 800

Pounds Ounces
51 816
52 832
53 848
54 864
55 880
56 896
57 912
58 928
59 944
60 960
61 976
62 992
63 1008
64 1024
65 1040
66 1056
67 1072
68 1088
69 1104
70 1120
71 1136
72 1152
73 1168
74 1184
75 1200

Pounds Ounces
76 1216
77 1232
78 1248
79 1264
80 1280
81 1296
82 1312
83 1328
84 1344
85 1360
86 1376
87 1392
88 1408
89 1424
90 1440
100 1600
125 2000
150 2400
175 2800
200 3200
250 4000
300 4800
500 8000
750 12000
1000 16000
I hope the exhaustive table on how many ounces in a pound proves to be helpful to you. You will not have to remember each of the values, now that you have the table readily available.