Pounds can also be split into 16 ounces, meaning 1/2 a pound is equal to 8 ounces. One ounce is also equal to 28.349 grams, while 1 gram equals 0.035274 of an ounce.
Although the imperial pound is the most common type of pound, some items are still measured using Troy pounds. This measurement is most commonly used for precious metals, such as gold and silver. The Troy pound weighs less than the imperial pound, as 1 Troy pound equals approximately 373 grams.Learn more about Measurements