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# How many ounces are in a pound?

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Each pound contains exactly 16 ounces. Any number of pounds can be converted to ounces by multiplying it by 16. Similarly, a number of ounces can be converted to pounds by dividing by 16.

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Both ounces and pounds are units of weight in the imperial metric system. They are most closely comparable to grams and kilograms in the metric system. There are approximately 28 grams in a single ounce, which is equal to 0.028 kilograms. Note that there are 16 U.S. ounces in 1 U.S. pound. Different countries had different sized ounces and pounds in the past when they used the imperial system.

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Six ounces is the equivalent of 3/4 cup. Eight ounces equals 1 cup. Cups and ounces are U.S. customary units of volume based on the imperial system of measurement.

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Twelve ounces is equivalent to one and one-half cups. There are 8 ounces in each cup, so when people need to convert ounces to cups, they can do so by dividing the total number of ounces by 8.

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One cup contains 8 fluid ounces. The measurement of 1 cup is defined as a unit of capacity equal to 8 fluid ounces (237 milliliters), 16 tablespoons or 1 half-pint.