In this article I will show you how to convert 500 pounds into ounces. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 500 lb to oz. They are the same thing!
How to Convert Pounds to Ounces
A pound is greater than a ounce. I know that a lb is greater than a oz because of something called conversion factors.
Put very simply, a conversion factor is a number that can be used to change one set of units to another, by multiplying or dividing it. So when we need to convert 500 pounds into ounces, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.
The conversion factor for lb to oz is:
Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 500 lb to oz by multiplying
16 by the number of pounds we have, which is 500.
So, the answer to the question "what is 500 pounds in ounces?" is 8000 oz.
Pounds to Ounces Conversion Table
Below is a sample conversion table for lb to oz:
|Pounds (lb)||Ounces (oz)|
Best Conversion Unit for 500 lb
Sometimes when you work with conversions from one unit to another, the numbers can get a little confusing. Especially when dealing with really large numbers.
I've also calculated what the best unit of measurement is for 500 lb.
To determine which unit is best, I decided to define that as being the unit of measurement which is as low as possible, without going below 1. Smaller numbers are more easily understood and can make it easier for you to understand the measurement.
The best unit of measurement I have found for 500 lb is kilograms and the amount is 226.796 kg.