# 15.5 stones in stones and pounds

## Result

15.5 stones equals 15 stones and 7 pounds

You can also convert 15.5 stones to pounds.

## How to convert 15.5 stones to stones and pounds?

In order to convert 15.5 stones to stones and pounds we can take the decimal part of 15.5 stones and convert it into pounds. In this case we need to convert 0.5 stones to pounds.

We know that 1 stones equals 14 pounds, therefore to convert 0.5 stones to pounds we simply multiply 0.5 stones by 14 pounds:

0.5 stones × 14 pounds = 7 pounds

Finally, we can say that 15.5 stones in stones and pounds is equivalent to 15 stones and 7 pounds:

15.5 stones = 15 stones and 7 pounds

Fifteen point five stones is equal to fifteen stones and seven pounds.

## Conversion table

For quick reference purposes, below is the stones and stones to pounds conversion table:

stones(st) stones(st) pounds(lb)
16.5 stones 16 stones 7 pounds
17.5 stones 17 stones 7 pounds
18.5 stones 18 stones 7 pounds
19.5 stones 19 stones 7 pounds
20.5 stones 20 stones 7 pounds
21.5 stones 21 stones 7 pounds
22.5 stones 22 stones 7 pounds
23.5 stones 23 stones 7 pounds
24.5 stones 24 stones 7 pounds
25.5 stones 25 stones 7 pounds

## Units definitions

The units involved in this conversion are stones and pounds. This is how they are defined:

### Stones

The stone or stone weight (abbreviation: st.) is an English and imperial unit of mass now equal to 14 pounds (6.35029318 kg). England and other Germanic-speaking countries of northern Europe formerly used various standardised "stones" for trade, with their values ranging from about 5 to 40 local pounds (roughly 3 to 15 kg) depending on the location and objects weighed. The United Kingdom's imperial system adopted the wool stone of 14 pounds in 1835. With the advent of metrication, Europe's various "stones" were superseded by or adapted to the kilogram from the mid-19th century on. The stone continues in customary use in Britain and Ireland used for measuring body weight, but was prohibited for commercial use in the UK by the Weights and Measures Act of 1985.

### Pounds

The pound or pound-mass is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement. A number of different definitions have been used; the most common today is the international avoirdupois pound, which is legally defined as exactly 0.45359237 kilograms, and which is divided into 16 avoirdupois ounces. The international standard symbol for the avoirdupois pound is lb; an alternative symbol is lbm (for most pound definitions), # (chiefly in the U.S.), and ℔ or ″̶ (specifically for the apothecaries' pound). The unit is descended from the Roman libra (hence the abbreviation "lb"). The English word pound is cognate with, among others, German Pfund, Dutch pond, and Swedish pund. All ultimately derive from a borrowing into Proto-Germanic of the Latin expression lībra pondō ("a pound by weight"), in which the word pondō is the ablative case of the Latin noun pondus ("weight"). Usage of the unqualified term pound reflects the historical conflation of mass and weight.