The answer to this question "How many ounces in a pound" is very simple. 1 Pound is equal to 16 ounces. an ounce is a unit of weight equal to 1/16 of a pound. 1 ounce is equal to 28.349 grams. An ounce is shortly Abbreviation as "oz".
1 Ounce = 16 Pounds
The ounce and pound both are units of avoirdupois weight ( 0.45359237 kg)
Avoirdupois weight is an old system of weight in the British Imperial System and the US Customary System of measures & weights. The word derives from the French word "avoir de pois", which means "goods of weight or property. The avoirdupois pound contains 7,000 grains or 16 ounces of 437 1/2 grains each. It is utilized for all products not subject to troy weight (for precious metals) or apothecaries weight (weight for pharmaceutical items). It is equal to about 1.22 apothecaries’ or troy pounds. The avoirdupois pound has been generally defined in all English-speaking countries as 0.45359237 kg.