**Definitions:**

**Pound** (abbreviations: **lb, or lbs, or ps**): is a unit of force used in some systems of measurement including English Engineering units and the British Gravitational System. Also, it is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement.

**Ounce** (abbreviation: **oz**): is a unit of mass used in customary (imperial) systems of measurement in British. It is most popular in the retail sale of groceries in the United States, also in many other matters of domestic and international trade between customary measurement driven countries.

## How to Convert Pounds to Ounces

*Example: How many Ounces are equivalent to 68.6 pounds?*

As;

1 pounds = 16 Ounces

68.6 pounds = Y Ounces

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 68.6 times 16 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 68.6 * 16 / 1 = 1097.6 Ounces

Answer is: 1097.6 Ounces are equivalent to 68.6 pounds.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into oz:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 5.23 lb

( ii ) 83.58 lb

( iii ) 12.88 lb