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How to Read Ounces on a Digital Scale

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How to Read Ounces on a Digital Scale
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Today's digital scales are invaluable weight loss management tools. Bathroom digital scales allow you to accurately measure your weight loss and maintenance, and digital kitchen scales allow you to be precise with cooking ingredients and portion control. Digital scales measure weight in pounds and ounces, and many include metric measurements of grams and kilograms. With some basic rudimentary math, reading ounces on a digital scale is simple.

Step 1

Turn your digital scale on and wait until the reading is set to 0.0.

Step 2

Place whatever needs to be weighed on the scale, and keep yourself or your contents immobile until the weight reading is complete.

Step 3

Understand that most manufacturers measure ounces in 0.2-lb. increments.

Step 4

Perform your math calculations based on your scale's readings, taking the knowledge that there are 16 oz. in every pound. This means that every 0.2 lbs. equals slightly more than 3 oz. As an example, 120.4 lbs. roughly translates to 120 lbs. and 6 oz.

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