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# How many fluid ounces are in one pound?

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The number of fluid ounces in a pound depends on what liquid you are measuring. For instance, 16 fluid ounces of olive oil weighs 0.95 pounds. The same volume of water weighs 1.04 pounds.

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A fluid ounce is a unit that measures volume. A pound is a unit that measures weight. Therefore, the question of how many fluid ounces are in a pound is meaningless until the measured liquid is known. The same volume of one liquid will weigh more than the same volume as another because it is more dense. In the example of water and oil, water is denser than oil. Therefore, 16 fluid ounces of water weighs 1.04 while 16 ounces of oil only weighs 0.95 pounds. The same volume of mercury weighs more than 14 pounds.

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Sixty-four fluid ounces is equivalent to half a gallon. One fluid ounce is equivalent to 1/128 of a gallon, or .0078125 gallons; therefore, 128 ounces equals exactly one gallon.

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One pound is comprised of 0.45359237 kilograms. A single pound consists of 453.592 grams. In the same vein, a pound is comprised of 453,592 milligrams.

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Fluid ounces are not the same as ounces. Fluid ounces measure volume, the amount of space a product takes up. Dry ounces measure weight. The two terms, fluid and dry, are misleading. Fluid ounces can be used to measure dry goods and dry ounces can be used to measure fluids.