Enter your grams value in the calculator below to reveal the equivalent in pounds. If you prefer manual calculations, use our easy grams-to-pounds formula.
There are 453.592 grams in one pound. To go from grams to pounds, divide by 453.592.
Pounds = grams/453.592
Reference the table below for common grams-to-pounds conversions.
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Grams vs. Pounds: The Difference
A gram (g) is a unit measuring mass. Even though the gram is from the metric system, the United States uses it for food packaging. A gram converts to other metric system measurements like the kilogram, which is 1,000 times larger, and the tonne, or megagram, which is 1,000,000 times the size.
The pound (lb) is from the United States Customary and British Imperial Systems. It’s officially known as the avoirdupois pound, equal to 453.592 grams, 16 ounces, or 0.454 kilograms. The pound measures weight.
How to Change From Grams to Pounds: Examples
Changing from grams to pounds is as easy as dividing. Here are three g to lbs examples.
Example: Change 500 grams to pounds
- Pounds = 500 grams/453.592
- 1.10231 pounds = 500 grams
Example: Convert 1,800 grams to pounds
- Pounds = 1,800 grams/453.592
- 3.96832 pounds = 1,800 grams
Example: Convert 5,000 grams to pounds
- Pounds = 5,000 grams/453.592
- 11.02311 pounds = 5,000 grams
How to Convert Pounds to Grams
If you want to switch your pounds to grams, multiply by 453.592.
Grams = Pounds x 453.592
For example, if you need to change two pounds into grams, your equation would be 2 lbs x 453.592 = 907.184 grams.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ
Does the gram measure weight?
The gram measures mass, the amount of matter an object contains. Mass stays the same regardless of the gravitational pull. But, on Earth, mass also measures weight which is why you can switch from grams to pounds or ounces.
How many lbs are in one pound?
A pound is abbreviated lb or lbs, which means 1 lb is the same as 1 pound, and 10 lbs is the same as 10 pounds.
How much is 1 lb of meat?
The equivalent of 1 lb of meat is 16 ounces, 453.592 grams, or 0.453592 kilograms.
Is a gram bigger than a pound?
A pound is over 453 times larger than a gram. As an example, the average loaf of sandwich bread weighs about a pound, while a raisin weighs a gram.
Can you use pounds and grams together?
Since the pound is from the Imperial and US Customary Systems and the gram from the metric system, they don’t go together. Instead, you can use pounds and ounces or convert the gram to deka, hecto, or kilograms.