Convert Pounds to Gallons (lb to gal) [water]▶
How to convert
1 gallon (gal) = 8.345404452 pound (lb).
Gallon (gal) is a unit of Volume used in Cooking system.
Pound (lb) is a unit of Weight used in Standard system. Please note this is volume to weight conversion, this conversion is valid only for pure water at temperature 4 °C.
Gallons: A Unit of Volume
Gallons are a unit of volume that are used to measure liquids, such as water, milk, oil, wine, etc. They are also used to measure some dry goods, such as grains, fruits, nuts, etc. They are different from cups, which are a smaller unit of volume. They are also different from liters, which are a larger unit of volume. They are also different from barrel of oil equivalent (BOE), which is a unit of energy based on the approximate energy released by burning one barrel of crude oil.
Definition of Gallons
A gallon is defined as a unit of liquid capacity in both the US customary and imperial systems of measurement. However, the size of a gallon varies depending on the type of gallon used:
History of Gallons
The origin of the term gallon as a unit of measure is uncertain, but it may have derived from the Old French word galon, which means a large liquid measure. Gallons have been used since ancient times to store and transport various liquids and dry goods. The size and shape of gallons varied depending on the type and quantity of the goods, the availability of materials, and the customs of different regions and countries.
The use of gallons as a unit of measure dates back to the medieval times, when the European system of measurement was established. The standard size of these gallons was based on the wine gallon, which was originally defined as the volume of eight pounds of wine at 62 °F. The gallon was convenient for measuring and dividing larger amounts of liquids and dry goods.
The use of gallons as a unit of measure continued until the 20th century, when the metric system of measurement was adopted in most countries. The gallon was gradually replaced by units such as liters, kilograms, etc. However, some countries and regions still use gallons for certain types of liquids and dry goods, especially in the United States and the United Kingdom and its former colonies.
How to Convert Gallons
To convert gallons to other units of volume, one can use the following formulas:
Where Gallons are Used
Gallons are mainly used in some countries and regions that use the US customary system or the imperial system of measurement. They are often used for measuring and adding liquids such as water, milk, oil, wine, etc., and dry goods such as grains, fruits, nuts, etc., to recipes.
In some countries that use the metric system of measurement, such as Canada and Australia, gallons are not commonly used or recognized. Instead, they use units such as liters, kilograms, etc.
Example Conversions of Gallons to Other Units
Here are some examples of converting gallons to other units of volume:
Pounds: A Unit of Weight
Definition of the Pound
A pound is a unit of weight that measures how much force an object or substance exerts on a scale due to gravity. It is equal to 0.45359237 kilograms, or 16 ounces, or 7000 grains. One pound can also be written as lb or lbs.
History of the Pound
The pound was originally defined in ancient Rome as the mass of a bronze bar called a libra, which was divided into 12 ounces. The libra was later adopted by various regions and countries in Europe, such as England, France and Germany, with different values and subdivisions.
The pound as we know it today is based on the avoirdupois system, which was developed in the 13th century in France and England. The avoirdupois pound was standardized in 1959 by an international agreement among the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as exactly 0.45359237 kilograms.
The pound, as well as other units of weight, such as the ounce and the ton, were introduced in the 19th century as part of the imperial system of measurement that aimed to unify the units used in the British Empire. The pound was officially adopted by the International System of Units (SI) in 1960 as one of the seven base units.
How to Convert Pounds
To convert pounds to other units of weight, we need to use conversion factors that relate the pound to the desired unit. For example, to convert pounds to kilograms, we need to know that one kilogram is equal to 2.2046226218 pounds. Therefore, one pound is equal to 0.45359237 kilograms.
Here are some common conversion factors for pounds:
To convert from other units of weight to pounds, we need to use the inverse of these conversion factors. For example, to convert kilograms to pounds, we need to multiply by 2.2046226218.
Where Pounds are Used
The pound is a unit of weight that is widely used in the United States and some other countries that have historical ties with Britain, such as Canada and Australia. It is commonly used to measure the weight of people, animals, food, clothes and other everyday items. For example, an average adult male in the United States has a weight of about 198 lbs.
The pound is also used to measure some physical quantities such as force, pressure and torque. For example, one pound-force (lbf) is equal to one pound times the standard acceleration due to gravity (32.174 ft/s2).
Example Conversions of Pounds to Other Units
Here are some examples of how to convert pounds to other units of weight using the conversion factors given above:
The pound is a unit of weight that measures how much force an object or substance exerts on a scale due to gravity. It is equal to 0.45359237 kilograms, or 16 ounces, or 7000 grains. The pound is widely used in the United States and some other countries that have historical ties with Britain, such as Canada and Australia, as well as some physical quantities such as force, pressure and torque. To convert pounds to other units of weight, we need to use conversion factors that relate the pound to the desired unit.
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