## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from ounces to pounds is 0.0625, which means that 1 ounce is equal to 0.0625 pounds:

1 oz = 0.0625 lb

To convert 256 ounces into pounds we have to multiply 256 by the conversion factor in order to get the mass amount from ounces to pounds. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 oz → 0.0625 lb

256 oz → M(lb)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the mass M in pounds:

M(lb) = 256 oz × 0.0625 lb

M(lb) = 16 lb

The final result is:

256 oz → 16 lb

We conclude that 256 ounces is equivalent to 16 pounds:

256 ounces = 16 pounds

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 pound is equal to 0.0625 × 256 ounces.

Another way is saying that 256 ounces is equal to 1 ÷ 0.0625 pounds.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that two hundred fifty-six ounces is approximately sixteen pounds:

256 oz ≅ 16 lb

An alternative is also that one pound is approximately zero point zero six three times two hundred fifty-six ounces.

## Conversion table

### ounces to pounds chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from ounces to pounds

ounces (oz) pounds (lb)
257 ounces 16.063 pounds
258 ounces 16.125 pounds
259 ounces 16.188 pounds
260 ounces 16.25 pounds
261 ounces 16.313 pounds
262 ounces 16.375 pounds
263 ounces 16.438 pounds
264 ounces 16.5 pounds
265 ounces 16.563 pounds
266 ounces 16.625 pounds