One pound equals 16 ounces, to convert 3 pounds to ounces we have to multiply the amount of pounds by 16 to obtain the amount in ounces. 3 pounds is equal to 3 x 16 = 48 ounces.
One pound (lb), the international avoirdupois pound, is legally defined as exactly 0.45359237 kilograms.
One ounce (oz) equals to one sixteenth of a pound avoirdupois. The avoirdupois ounce equal to approximately 28.3 grams and the troy ounce of about 31.1 grams. The ounce is a unit of weight used in most British derived customary systems of measurement.
To calculate a pound value to the corresponding value in ounces, just multiply the quantity in ounces by 16 (the conversion factor).
Ounces = Pounds * 16
The factor 16 is the result from the division 1 / 0.0625 (ounce definition). Therefore, another way would be:
Ounces = Pounds / 0.0625
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