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ounces to pennyweights
ozdwt
1 oz 18.2292 dwt
2 oz 36.4583 dwt
3 oz 54.6875 dwt
4 oz 72.9167 dwt
5 oz 91.1458 dwt
6 oz 109.375 dwt
7 oz 127.6042 dwt
8 oz 145.8333 dwt
9 oz 164.0625 dwt
10 oz 182.2917 dwt
11 oz 200.5208 dwt
12 oz 218.75 dwt
13 oz 236.9792 dwt
14 oz 255.2083 dwt
15 oz 273.4375 dwt
16 oz 291.6667 dwt
17 oz 309.8958 dwt
18 oz 328.125 dwt
19 oz 346.3542 dwt
20 oz 364.5833 dwt

How to convert

1 ounce (oz) = 18.22916666 pennyweight (dwt). Ounce (oz) is a unit of Weight used in Standard system. Pennyweight (dwt) is a unit of Weight used in Standard system.

Definition of the Ounce

The ounce is defined differently in different systems of measurement. The most common ounce is the international avoirdupois ounce, which is equal to 28.349523125 grams or 437.5 grains. This is the ounce that is used for most purposes, such as measuring food, postal items, fabric, paper and boxing gloves. The avoirdupois ounce is one-sixteenth of an avoirdupois pound, which is defined as 7000 grains.

Another ounce is the international troy ounce, which is equal to 31.1034768 grams or 480 grains. This is the ounce that is used for measuring precious metals and gems, such as gold, silver, platinum and diamonds. The troy ounce is one-twelfth of a troy pound, which is defined as 5760 grains.

A third ounce is the apothecaries’ ounce, which is also equal to 480 grains, but it is divided into eight drams instead of twelve pennyweights like the troy ounce. The apothecaries’ ounce is used for measuring medicines and drugs.

There are also other historical or regional ounces that have different values, such as the Spanish ounce, the French ounce, the Portuguese ounce, the Roman/Italian ounce, the Dutch metric ounce and the Chinese metric ounce.

How to Convert Ounces

Ounces can be converted to other units of weight by using conversion factors or formulas. Here are some examples of how to convert ounces to other units of weight in the US customary system and the SI system:

  • To convert ounces to pounds, divide by 16. For example, 32 oz = 32/16 = 2 lb.
  • To convert ounces to tons (short), divide by 32000. For example, 64000 oz = 64000/32000 = 2 tons.
  • To convert ounces to grams, multiply by 28.349523125. For example, 4 oz = 4 x 28.349523125 = 113.3980925 g.
  • To convert ounces to kilograms, multiply by 0.028349523125. For example, 8 oz = 8 x 0.028349523125 = 0.226796185 kg.
  • To convert ounces to milligrams, multiply by 28349.523125. For example, 2 oz = 2 x 28349.523125 = 56699.04625 mg.
  • To convert ounces to micrograms, multiply by 28349523.125. For example, 1 oz = 1 x 28349523.125 = 28349523.125 µg.

Where Ounces are Used

Ounces are used in different countries and regions for different applications and purposes. Here are some examples of where ounces are used:

  • In the United States, ounces are used for measuring packaged foods and food portions, postal items, areal density of fabric and paper, boxing gloves and firearms.
  • In the United Kingdom, ounces are used for measuring food portions and ingredients, woolen cloth and gold bullion.
  • In Canada, ounces are used for measuring food portions and ingredients, precious metals and gems and liquor bottles.
  • In Australia and New Zealand, ounces are used for measuring food portions and ingredients, precious metals and gems and baby weights.
  • In China, ounces are used for measuring tea leaves and pearls.
  • In India, ounces are used for measuring gold ornaments and silk fabrics.

History of Ounces

Ounces have a long history that dates back to ancient times. Here are some highlights of the history of ounces:

  • The uncia was an ancient Roman unit of measurement that was one-twelfth of a Roman pound or libra. It was also used as a unit of volume and area.
  • The uncia was borrowed into Old English as ynsan or yndsan from a Vulgar Latin form with ts for c before i (palatalization). This became inch in modern English.
  • The uncia was also borrowed into Middle English through Anglo-Norman and Middle French as unce, once or ounce. This became ounce in modern English.
  • The ounce was divided into different fractions and multiples, such as the dram, the pennyweight, the scruple and the mark.
  • The ounce was used in different systems of measurement, such as the imperial system, the US customary system, the troy system and the apothecaries’ system.
  • The ounce was standardized by international agreements, such as the international yard and pound agreement of 1959 and the international troy ounce agreement of 1958.

Example Conversions of Ounces to Other Units

Here are some examples of conversions of ounces to other units of weight:

  • 1 oz = 0.0625 lb
  • 1 oz = 0.00003125 ton
  • 1 oz = 28.349523125 g
  • 1 oz = 0.028349523125 kg
  • 1 oz = 28349.523125 mg
  • 1 oz = 28349523.125 µg
  • 1 oz = 0.911458333 troy oz
  • 1 oz = 0.911458333 apothecaries’ oz
  • 1 oz = 1.041666667 Spanish oz
  • 1 oz = 0.927272727 French oz

Pennyweights: A Unit of Weight

Pennyweights are a unit of weight that are used for measuring precious metals, such as gold, silver and platinum. Pennyweights are derived from the English word penny, which was the name of a coin used in the Middle Ages. The symbol for pennyweight is dwt.

Definition of the Pennyweight

The pennyweight is defined as 24 grains, which are each one seven-thousandth of an avoirdupois pound. The grain is equal to the troy grain, which is the smallest unit of the troy weight system. The pennyweight is one twentieth of a troy ounce and one two-hundred-and-fortieth of a troy pound.

The pennyweight is equal to about 0.0549 avoirdupois ounces or 1.5552 grams. The grain is equal to about 0.0648 milligrams.

How to Convert Pennyweights

Pennyweights can be converted to other units of weight by using conversion factors or formulas. Here are some examples of how to convert pennyweights to other units of weight in the US customary system and the SI system:

  • To convert pennyweights to avoirdupois ounces, divide by 18.2292. For example, 10 dwt = 10 / 18.2292 = 0.5486 oz.
  • To convert pennyweights to avoirdupois pounds, divide by 291.6667. For example, 5 dwt = 5 / 291.6667 = 0.0171 lb.
  • To convert pennyweights to tons (short), divide by 583333.33. For example, 20 dwt = 20 / 583333.33 = 0.000034 ton.
  • To convert pennyweights to kilograms, divide by 643.0149. For example, 15 dwt = 15 / 643.0149 = 0.0233 kg.
  • To convert pennyweights to grams, divide by 0.643. For example, 25 dwt = 25 / 0.643 = 38.8798 g.
  • To convert pennyweights to milligrams, multiply by 1555.1738. For example, 30 dwt = 30 x 1555.1738 = 46655.214 mg.

Where Pennyweights are Used

Pennyweights are used in different countries and regions for different applications and purposes. Here are some examples of where pennyweights are used:

  • In most countries that use the SI system, pennyweights are not used for measuring weight, but only for measuring precious metals, such as gold, silver and platinum.
  • In the United States, pennyweights are sometimes used for measuring precious metals, especially for gold and silver jewelry and scrap.
  • In Canada, Australia and New Zealand, pennyweights are sometimes used for measuring precious metals, especially for gold and silver jewelry and scrap.
  • In the United Kingdom, pennyweights are sometimes used for measuring precious metals, especially for gold and silver jewelry and scrap.
  • In India, pennyweights are sometimes used for measuring precious metals, especially for gold and silver jewelry and scrap.

History of Pennyweights

Pennyweights have a long history that dates back to ancient times. Here are some highlights of the history of pennyweights:

  • The pennyweight was originally based on the weight of an English silver penny, which was one two-hundred-and-fortieth of a Tower pound or one twentieth of a Tower ounce.
  • The pennyweight was used in different systems of measurement, such as the Tower system, the Troy system, the Avoirdupois system and the Apothecaries’ system. It varied from about 1 gram to about 1.7 grams depending on the region and the time period.
  • The pennyweight was standardized by royal statutes and international agreements in different periods of history. For example, in 1527 an act of Henry VIII fixed the pennyweight at exactly 24 grains; in 1828 an act of Congress adopted the troy ounce as the official unit of weight for coinage in the United States; in 1959 an international agreement defined the international avoirdupois ounce as exactly 28.349523125 grams, which made the troy ounce exactly 31.1034768 grams.

Example Conversions of Pennyweights to Other Units

Here are some examples of conversions of pennyweights to other units of weight:

  • 1 dwt = 0.0549 oz
  • 1 dwt = 0.0034 lb
  • 1 dwt = 0.0000017 ton
  • 1 dwt = 0.0016 kg
  • 1 dwt = 1.5552 g
  • 1 dwt = 1555.1738 mg
  • 1 dwt = 0.05 oz t
  • 1 dwt = 0.0833 lb t
  • 1 dwt = 24 gr



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