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Different Types of Pounds

What is more, they can give you different variants, and many of them can be correct. The point is that there are more than two weight systems. For example, according to the Avoirdupois Weight, one pound equals to 16 ounces and 454 grams (453.59). But the Troy Weight says that one pound has 12 ounces and 373 grams. In the USA and Great Britain the international avoirdupois pound is accepted (though this name is not very popular). So in these countries one pound is equal to 454 grams.

There are also some other weight systems (Tower, Merchant, London, etc) that have their own definitions of pounds. The following table will give help you to understand how many ounces and grams are in different pounds.

Metric Grams

Ounces

1 Avoirdupois pound

454

16

1 Troy pound

373

12

1 Tower pound

350

12

1 Merchant pound

437

15

1 London pound

467

16

The table below helps to convert international pounds and grams into some other units of weight.

Grams

Pounds

One ounce

28

1/16

One pound

454

1

One kilogram

1000

2.2

- Pound (abbr. lb) is a general unit of mass, which is used mostly in the USA, Great Britain, Canada and some other countries. It has many definitions, but the most known of them is equal to 454 metric grams.
- Gram (abbr. g) is a widely-spread unit of mass from the International System of Units. One kilogram, which is the basin unit of the ISU, has 1000 grams.
- The International System of Units (abbr. ISU, SI) is a modern system of measurement units, which is most widely used in the world. In consists of seven basic units: meters, kilograms, ampere, second, kelvin, mole, and candela).

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