Pounds to grams

There are 453.59237 grams (g) in 1 pound (lb). A pound is a unit of mass/weight in the US customary and imperial systems of measurement. A gram is also a unit of mass/weight, but it is part of the metric system of measurement. A related unit, the kilogram (kg), is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI).

The values of the pound referenced on this page are based on the avoirdupois pound.

Pounds to grams conversion

The following converter can be used to convert from grams to pounds or pounds to grams. Just enter a value in either grams or pounds to convert between the two.


Grams to pounds conversion explanation

To convert from grams to pounds we use the following relationship:

1 lb = 453.59237 g

1 g = 0.002205 lb

Based on this relationship, we multiply a value in pounds by 453.5924 to convert it to grams. To convert a value in grams to pounds, we divide by 453.5924 (we could also multiply by 0.002205).


1. Convert 12 pounds to grams:

12 lb × 453.59237 = 5443.108 g

2. Convert 728 grams to pounds:

728 g ÷ 453.59237 = 1.605 lb