How many onces are in half a pound explain?Networ78 - 7 Answers
In order to answer this question we have to understand (maybe noone really understands it but we have to know) that 1 pound is defined and equal to 16 ounces. Therefore, half a pound would be 8 ounces. Mathematically, we can arrive at this answer easily as we know one half is equal to 1/2, therefore to arrive at the weight in ounces, we simply take the weight in pound and multiply it by 16, i.e.,
1/2 * 16 ounces = 16 / 2 ounces = 8 ounces
Similarly you may convert between ounces and pounds by knowing that 1 ounce is equal to 1/16 of a pound.
Hopefully this answers your question and allows you to convert between ounces and pounds in the future.
Either liquid or solid, there are 16 ounces in one pound (annotated as 1 lb in the US). Half of one pound would be 8 ounces.
To take it a step further; a recipe that calls for a half a pound of butter will use two solid or melted sticks (depending on the recipe) because one standard stick of butter is 4 ounces, representing a quarter of a pound (16 ounces).
And one more: If your recipe calls for a cup of something, it's also calling for 1/2 lb because 1 cup is equal to 8 ounces.
Since 1 pound equals 16 ounces, a half a pound would equal 8 ounces based on the following logic:
1 pound = 16 oz so to find out how many ounces are in a half pound, you need to multiple both sides of that equation by 1/2 or 0.5 so
1 * 1/2 pounds = 16 * 1/2 ounces so
1/2 pounds = 16/2 ounces which simplifies to
1/2 pounds - 8 ounces
1 Pound = 16 ounces
1/2 Pounds = How many ounces?
1/2 Pounds = 1/2 * 16 = 8 Ounces
There are 16 ounces in a pound. Divide 16 by 2 to find what a half-pound is, It is 8 ounces....
That would be 8 ounces, there are 16 ounces in a pound.. So half would be ounces....
8 ounces in a half pond because a pound is = to 16 ounces so 16 divided by 2 is 8...