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# How many grams are equal to 1 pound?

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One pound is equal to approximately 453.6 grams. Conversely, 1 gram is equal to 0.0022 pounds. The pound is a basic unit of weight in non-scientific instances or mass in scientific circumstances in the imperial system, which is the system primarily used by the United States.

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The gram is a unit of mass in the metric system. It takes 1000 grams to make a kilogram, the basic unit of mass in this more widely accepted system. The name of the pound originates from the Latin term "libra pondo," meaning "pound weight." From that Latin term comes the abbreviation for pound, which is "lb."

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Five-hundred grams is equal to 1 pound 1.6370 ounces. The pound, though often thought of as a unit of weight rather than mass, is actually a mass unit. However, the pound as it is used today is referred to as a mass unit in relation to the force of gravity.

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The unit of measurement for gold is troy ounces, not regular ounces, and one gram is equal to 0.03215 troy ounces. Dividing both sides of this equation by 0.03215 finds that there are 31.1 grams in one troy ounce of gold.

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Exactly 453.592 grams are equivalent to 1 pound. Depending on what is being weighed or the conversion chart being used, 453.592 is often rounded to the closest whole number of 454 grams or to 453.6 grams.