## 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 72 ounces into pounds we have to multiply 72 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

72 oz → M(lb)

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

M(lb) = 72 oz × 0.0625 lb

M(lb) = 4.5 lb

The final result is:

72 oz → 4.5 lb

We conclude that 72 ounces is equivalent to 4.5 pounds:

72 ounces = 4.5 pounds

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 pound is equal to 0.22222222222222 × 72 ounces.

Another way is saying that 72 ounces is equal to 1 ÷ 0.22222222222222 pounds.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that seventy-two ounces is approximately four point five pounds:

72 oz ≅ 4.5 lb

An alternative is also that one pound is approximately zero point two two two times seventy-two 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)
73 ounces 4.563 pounds
74 ounces 4.625 pounds
75 ounces 4.688 pounds
76 ounces 4.75 pounds
77 ounces 4.813 pounds
78 ounces 4.875 pounds
79 ounces 4.938 pounds
80 ounces 5 pounds
81 ounces 5.063 pounds
82 ounces 5.125 pounds