# Avoirdupois Weight Conversion Calculator

### How to Use the Avoirdupois Weight Conversion Calculator

#### Step 1: Select the “From” Unit

• Description: This is the unit of the weight value you currently have and wish to convert from.
• Example: Suppose you want to convert from pounds (avdp). You would select “pound (avdp)” from the dropdown menu labeled “From”.

#### Step 2: Select the “To” Unit

• Description: This is the unit to which you want to convert the weight value.
• Example: If you want to convert the weight into ounces (avdp), select “ounce (avdp)” from the dropdown menu labeled “To”.

#### Step 3: Enter the Value to Convert

• Description: Input the numerical value of the weight you want to convert.

• Example: If you want to convert 5 pounds to ounces, enter “5” in the “Value to Convert” field.

• Negate Button: If you want to convert a negative value (e.g., -5 pounds), click the “+/−” button to toggle the sign of the input value.

#### Step 4: Calculate the Conversion

• Description: Click the “Calculate” button to perform the conversion.
• Example: After clicking “Calculate”, the result will be displayed, showing the converted value in the selected “To” unit.

#### Step 5: View the Results and Solution

• Description: The result section will show the converted value, along with a detailed breakdown of how the conversion was performed.
• Example: For the input of 5 pounds converted to ounces, the result might display as “80 ounces”, and the solution will show the steps, including the conversion factor used (1 pound = 16 ounces).

#### Step 6: Clear the Calculator

• Description: To reset the calculator for a new conversion, click the “Clear” button, which will reset all fields to their default values.

### Examples

#### Example 1: Convert 5 Pounds to Ounces

• From Unit: Select “pound (avdp)”.
• To Unit: Select “ounce (avdp)”.
• Value to Convert: Enter “5”.
• Result: After clicking “Calculate”, the result will be “80 ounces”.
• Solution: The solution explains that 1 pound equals 16 ounces, so 5 pounds multiplied by 16 equals 80 ounces.

#### Example 2: Convert 2 Tons to Pounds

• From Unit: Select “ton (short)”.
• To Unit: Select “pound (avdp)”.
• Value to Convert: Enter “2”.
• Result: After clicking “Calculate”, the result will be “4000 pounds”.
• Solution: The solution shows that 1 ton equals 2000 pounds, so 2 tons multiplied by 2000 equals 4000 pounds.

#### Example 3: Convert 256 Drams to Grains

• From Unit: Select “dram (avdp)”.
• To Unit: Select “grain (troy)”.
• Value to Convert: Enter “256”.
• Result: After clicking “Calculate”, the result will be “7000 grains”.
• Solution: The solution details that 1 dram equals 27.34375 grains, so 256 drams multiplied by 27.34375 equals 7000 grains.