# How many pounds are in 10 ounces?

#### Understand the Problem

The question is asking for a conversion from ounces to pounds. To solve this, we need to know the conversion factor between ounces and pounds, where 16 ounces equal 1 pound.

#### Answer

0.625 pounds
##### Answer for screen readers

The final answer is 0.625 pounds

#### Steps to Solve

1. Identify the conversion factor from ounces to pounds

The conversion factor between ounces and pounds is $16$ ounces per $1$ pound.

1. Set up the ratio for conversion

To convert ounces to pounds, we can set up the ratio as:

$$\text{{pounds}} = \frac{{\text{{ounces}}}}{{16}}$$

1. Substitute the given value

In this problem, we are given $10$ ounces. Substitute $10$ into the equation:

$$\text{{pounds}} = \frac{{10}}{{16}}$$

1. Simplify the fraction

Simplify the fraction $\frac{10}{16}$:

$$\frac{10}{16} = \frac{5}{8}$$

1. Convert to decimal (optional)

If you need the answer in decimal form, divide $5$ by $8$:

$$\frac{5}{8} = 0.625$$

The final answer is 0.625 pounds

#### More Information

Ounces are commonly used in everyday life to measure smaller weights, particularly in cooking and shipping. Using simple conversion factors allows you to switch between different units of measurement as necessary.

#### Tips

One common mistake is to multiply instead of dividing by the conversion factor. Always remember that you are converting from a smaller unit (ounces) to a larger unit (pounds), so you need to divide.

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