Pounds to ounces conversion factors are listed below (for both avoirdupois and troy system of weights). To find out how many ounces in a pound, multiply by the conversion factors or instead, use the converter if the conversion is from avoirdupois pound. If scroll down, you may also create and print your own custom conversion table create your table.
1 Pound = 16 Ounces
1 Troy Pound = 12 Troy Ounces
For example, to find out how many ounces there are in a quarter (1/4) pound (lbs), multiply the pound value by the conversion factor, (1/4) * 16 = 4 ounces.
Pound is a unit of mass in U.S customary, imperial and other different measurement systems including the historical ones (Romans called it "libra" and that's why it's abbreviated as "lb" and "lbs" today). After the metric system is accepted in many countries, it's replaced with "kilogram" but it's still one of the most common weight units in US, UK, Canada and a few other countries.
Ounce is used as a unit of mass in imperial and U.S. customary measurement systems. There are 16 ounces in a pound and 12 troy ounces in a troy pound. The abbreviation is "oz".