Enter the weight in pounds and the density of the substance into the calculator to determine the volume in liters. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

Lbs To Liters Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the conversion from pounds to liters.

L = P / D


  • L is the volume in liters P is the weight in pounds D is the density of the substance (in pounds per liter)

To calculate the volume in liters, divide the weight in pounds by the density of the substance. The density varies depending on the substance being converted. For example, the density of water is approximately 2.20462 pounds per liter.

What is a Lbs To Liters?

Lbs to Liters is a conversion between two different types of measurements, pounds (lbs) and liters (L). Pounds are a measure of weight, commonly used in the United States, while liters are a measure of volume, used worldwide. The conversion between the two is not straightforward as it depends on the specific substance being measured, due to the fact that different substances have different densities. For example, one pound of water is approximately 0.4536 liters, but this would not be the same for a pound of oil or a pound of gold.

How to Calculate Lbs To Liters?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Lbs To Liters using the formula: L = P / D

  1. First, determine the weight in pounds (P).
  2. Next, determine the density of the substance in pounds per liter (D).
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = L = P / D.
  4. Finally, calculate the volume in liters (L).
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

weight in pounds (P) = 150

density of the substance in pounds per liter (D) = 0.8