# What is 8.6 pounds in pounds and ounces?

Our converter does its sums properly.

We give the results in stones, pounds (lb) and ounces (oz), not as decimal fractions of a pound (8.nn lb).

If you need the *actual formulas* so you can do your own conversions to scientific accuracy, Wikipedia has a brilliant article covering Conversion of Units that encompasses every a huge array of calculations for every conceivable unit of measurement.

As a rough guide if you are measuring liquids: 1 ml of water equals 1 gram, 1 liter of water weighs approx 1 kg - other liquids may differ