How many pints is 1 pound?

1 Answer
Apr 12, 2016

There is no answer.


Pints is a measure of volume.

Pounds is a measure of weight.

They measure different physical properties, so there is no general conversion between them.

Unfortunately, in the old imperial (current US) system, there are two kind of ounces. The ounce of volume and the ounce of weight.

A glass that holds 16 fluid ounces (volume) may be filled with more or less than 16 ounces (weight) of stuff.

Because of the similarity, some people jokingly call a one pint glass (16 ounces volume) a one pound glass. It's a joke that not everyone is in on.