How many ounces are there in a pound (lb)?
There are 16 ounces in a pound (16 oz in 1 lb). Also there are 12 troy ounces in a troy pound. The pound and ounce are common mass units in the imperial and US customary systems, that is why there are 16 ounces in a pound in both US and UK.
If you would like to convert from ounces to pounds and also get information and access the conversion tables please check ounces to pounds converter and table page.
How to convert from pounds (lbs) to ounces?
To convert from pounds to ounces, multiply the number of pounds "x" by 16.
For example, to find out how many ounces there are in a pound and a half, multiply 1.5 by 16, that makes 24 ounces in 1.5 pounds.
You may also use this weight and mass units conversion tool to convert between pounds, ounces and other weight & mass units.
What is a pound (lb)?
Pound (lb) is an imperial system mass unit. After US customary system is adopted, it remained the same. The pound dates back to the Roman empire and at that time it was called "libra" (that's where the "lb" abbreviation comes from) and in Roman libra there were 12 ounces. After the metric system, 1 pound is defined as exactly 0.45359237 kilogram. The abbreviation is "lb".
What is an ounce?
Ounce is an imperial system mass unit. After US customary system is adopted, it remained the same. 1 Ounce is 28.3495231 grams. The abbreviation is "oz".
The list for your reference:
1 Pound = 16 Ounces
1 Troy Pound = 12 Troy Ounces
1/8 lb = 2 oz
1/4 lb = 4 oz
1/2 lb = 8 oz
1 lb = 16 oz
3/2 lbs = 24 oz
2 lbs = 32 oz
5/2 lbs = 40 oz
To find out how many ounces there are in "x" pounds for all conversion values please check the table below. If the pounds to ounces conversion value that you are looking for is not listed in the conversion table, you may also create your own custom conversion table.