Pounds To Stone Conversion

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1 lb = 0.07142857142857142 st

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How to convert pounds to stone (lb to st)

To convert pounds to stone (lbs to st), you can divide the number of pounds by 14. This is the conversion factor for pounds to stone. It is derived from the fact that there are 14 pounds in one stone. Here is the mathematical equation for converting pounds to stone:Number of stone = number of pounds ÷ 14Interesting fact: The word "stone" comes from the Old English word "stān", which means "rock". The stone was originally used as a unit of weight for wool and other goods.

Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 10 pounds to stone is:

  1. Understand the conversion formula: st = lb ÷ 14
  2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 10 for lb so the formula becomes: st = 10 ÷ 14
  3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 10 ÷ 14 = 0.714285714285714285714285714286 st

In summary, 10 pounds is equal to 0.714285714285714285714285714286 stone.


Converting stone to pounds

In order to convert the other way around i.e. stone to pounds, you would use the following formula: lb = st × 14. To convert stone to pounds first substitute the stone value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 stone in pounds we follow these steps:

lb = st × 14

lb = 1 × 14

lb = 14

Or in other words, 1 stone is equal to 14 pounds.


Conversion Unit Definitions

What is a Pound?

The pound, symbolized as "lb," is a unit of weight or mass commonly used in various countries, including the United States and United Kingdom. It is part of the avoirdupois system of measurement, which is one of the systems in the U.S. customary system.
Here are some more details about the pound:
  1. Weight Measurement: The pound is primarily used to measure weight or mass. It is equal to 16 ounces or approximately 0.4536 kilograms. In other words, one pound is approximately 0.45 kilograms.

  2. Origins: The pound has a historical background and has been used as a unit of measurement for centuries. Its origin can be traced back to ancient Roman measurements. Over time, the pound has undergone standardization and refinement in various countries.

  3. Avoirdupois System: The pound is part of the avoirdupois system, which is commonly used for everyday weight measurements in countries like the United States. In this system, the pound is the primary unit, and it is divided into ounces and further subdivided into smaller units like grains.

  4. Common Uses: The pound is widely used in everyday contexts, such as in the measurement of body weight, food portions, and commercial products. It is commonly used in retail, shipping, agriculture, and various industries in countries that have not fully transitioned to the metric system.

  5. Symbol: The symbol for pound is "lb." The abbreviation "lb" originates from the Latin word "libra," which means "balance" or "scales." It represents the weight unit and is often written after the numerical value, such as "5 lb" to denote 5 pounds.

  6. International Usage: While the pound is primarily used in the United States and a few other countries, it is not as widely adopted internationally. Most countries have transitioned to the metric system, where the kilogram is the standard unit of measurement for mass.

  7. Conversion: The pound can be converted to other units of weight or mass. For example, one pound is equal to 16 ounces or approximately 0.45 kilograms. Conversely, one kilogram is approximately 2.2046 pounds.

What is a Stone?

The stone, symbolized as "st", is a unit of weight commonly used in some countries, particularly in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is primarily used as a measure of body weight, as well as for measuring the weight of certain commodities.
Here are some more details about the stone as a measure of weight:
  1. Weight Measurement: The stone is used to measure weight. One stone is equal to 14 pounds or approximately 6.35 kilograms. It is a larger unit of weight compared to pounds and kilograms.

  2. Common Usage: The stone is primarily used in the United Kingdom and Ireland, where it is commonly used for personal weight measurement and in some industries for the sale of bulk goods. It is often used in casual conversation, particularly when referring to a person's body weight.

  3. Symbol: The symbol for stone is "st". For example, a weight measurement of 10 stone would be written as 10 st.

  4. Subdivisions: While the stone is commonly used on its own, it can be further divided into smaller units. The most common subdivision of a stone is the pound. One stone is equal to 14 pounds, and each pound is further subdivided into ounces.

  5. Conversion: The stone can be converted to other units of weight. For example, one stone is equal to approximately 6.35 kilograms or 224 ounces. Conversely, one kilogram is approximately 0.1575 stones.

  6. International Usage: The stone is primarily used in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is not as widely adopted internationally, as most countries have transitioned to the metric system, where kilograms and grams are the standard units of weight measurement.

  7. Informal Use: It's important to note that the stone is often used in casual conversation, particularly in the United Kingdom, as a way to discuss personal weight. However, in formal settings and in scientific or technical contexts, the kilogram or gram is generally used.

Pounds To Stone Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common pounds to stone conversion values.

Pound (lb)Stone (st)
1 lb0.0714285714285714285714285714286 st
2 lb0.142857142857142857142857142857 st
3 lb0.214285714285714285714285714286 st
4 lb0.285714285714285714285714285714 st
5 lb0.357142857142857142857142857143 st
6 lb0.428571428571428571428571428571 st
7 lb0.5 st
8 lb0.571428571428571428571428571429 st
9 lb0.642857142857142857142857142857 st
10 lb0.714285714285714285714285714286 st
11 lb0.785714285714285714285714285714 st
12 lb0.857142857142857142857142857143 st
13 lb0.928571428571428571428571428571 st

Other Common Pound Conversions

Below is a table of common conversions from pounds to other weight units.

ConversionResult
1 pound in grams453.592 g
1 pound in kilograms0.45359237 kg