# How many ounces are in 1 pound?

#### Understand the Problem

The question is asking for a conversion between pounds and ounces, specifically how many ounces are in one pound.

#### Answer

16
##### Answer for screen readers

There are 16 ounces in 1 pound.

#### Steps to Solve

1. Understand the conversion factor

There is a fixed conversion factor between pounds and ounces. By definition, 1 pound is equal to 16 ounces.

$1 ext{ pound} = 16 ext{ ounces}$ 2. Apply the conversion factor

To convert 1 pound to ounces, multiply 1 by the conversion factor (16).

$1 ext{ pound} imes 16 ext{ ounces per pound} = 16 ext{ ounces}$

There are 16 ounces in 1 pound.

#### More Information

The pound is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement. The ounce is a smaller unit of mass within these systems.

#### Tips

A common mistake is to forget the conversion factor or to misremember it. Always make sure to use the correct conversion factor: 1 pound = 16 ounces.

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