The two main systems for the measurement are known as the Metric system and Imperial system.The Imperial system is also known to be as British Imperial system, used in many parts of the world in from 16th to the 19th century. Although the Metric system has gained popularity nowadays, the Imperial system is still used by many countries, like the United Kingdom.
While working in these countries you may find difficulty in units. In Metric System we use gram as a unit of measurement of mass and if you are told the mass in Pounds used by the Imperial system, you will probably get confused.
In this article, we will explain the conversion of different units in pounds one by one. Before starting the conversion there are few terms which are essential to be known.
In Imperial unit system, the unit of measurement of mass is known to be as pound and it is represented by “lb”. The question arises in the mind that why lb is used for the abbreviation of the pound. And the answer is that it is descended from the ancient Roman word Libra.
Libra means scale or balance which was a unit of measurement in ancient times. Pound was originated from this word Libra and lb represents this world Libra.
The ounce is usually 1/16 of the pound used in the United States and British system as the unit of measurement of mass and it is represented by “oz”. It is used in the food packages, food portions and postal items etc in the United States.
Gram is the derived unit of mass in the metric system and is defined as 1000th of the base unit of mass in SI system is kilogram and it is represented by g or gm.
Gram is widely used in the world nowadays. It is used for the shopping of grocery or food items worldwide.
Conversion of Ounce into Pound
As we have described earlier that
1 ounce =1/16 pound
1 ounce = 0.0625 pound
For the conversion of an ounce into the pound, we will unquestionably multiply ounce by 0.0625. Let’s say we have 48 ounces of any food package and we want to covert it in pound then
48 ounces = 0.0625 x 48
48 ounces = 3 pounds
By using this easy formula we have got our answer which is 3 pounds or 3 lb.
Conversion of Pounds into Ounces
For the vise verse conversion i.e. from pounds to ounce, we have described at the start that 1 pound is 16 times ounce.
1 pound = 16 ounces
So it is clear from the above formula that to convert pound into ounce simply multiplies the pound by 16. We will calculate here that how many ounces are there in 48 pounds
48 pounds = 16 x 48
4 pounds = 768 ounces
4 lb = 768 oz
Conversion of Gram into Pound
It seems difficult to convert gram into pound but in reality, we can convert it facilely.
1 Gram = 0.00220462 pound
It is clear from the above formula that 1 gram is 0.00220462 times pound and the pound is a bigger unit than the gram.
How many pounds are there at 576 grams?
576 grams = 0.00220462 x 576
576 grams = 1.27 pounds
Conversion of Pound into Gram
Now we can easily convert Pound into Gram as it is the reverse process of above method
1 pound = 453.592 grams
To calculate 57 pounds in grams we will multiply the pounds by 453.592.
57 pounds = 453.592 x 57
57 pounds = 25854.8 grams
57 lb = 25854.8 g
Conversion of Gram into Ounce and Vice Versa
In the last, we will discuss the conversion of a gram into the ounce and vice versa.
1 ounce = 28.3495 gram
1 gram = 0.035274 ounce
Let’s take an example of converting 76497 ounces in gram
76497 ounce = 76497 x 28.3495
76497 ounces = 2168653.5 grams
For the understanding of conversion of grams into ounces take another example of converting 6898 grams into ounces
6898 grams = 0.035274 x 6898
6898 grams = 243.3198 ounces
It is clear from the above examples that by simply remembering the values we can easily convert units of mass whenever needed.
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