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Stuck on a homework problem? Trying to convert your favorite recipe to metric units? Whatever your reason for converting from ounces to grams, don't worry — it's quite easy. All you need to do is multiply the number of ounces by 28.35.^{[1] X Research source }
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Method 1
Method 1 of 3:Making Quick Conversions
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1Write the number of ounces. Give this number the label "ounces."^{[2] X Research source }
 Let's follow along with an example problem. Let's say that we're converting a recipe from imperial to metric units for a European friend.^{[3] X Research source } If the recipe calls for eight ounces of chicken, we would write "8 ounces" on our paper.

2Multiply by 28.35. This is the number of grams in one ounce.^{[4] X Research source } The answer you get will be the number of grams you're looking for.
 In our example problem, 8 ounces × 28.35 = 226.8 grams of chicken.
 Don't forget to label your answer "grams."^{[5] X Research source } If you're doing this for school, you may lose points if you forget the label.
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3For precise conversions, multiply by 28.349523125. The 28.35 number above isn't actually exactly how many grams are in one ounce.^{[6] X Research source } The actual number is much closer to this long decimal. If you need your answer to be very accurate, use this. Otherwise, 28.35 is fine.
 In our example above, if we wanted to be superaccurate about the amount of chicken in the recipe, we would multiply 8 × 28.349523125 = 226.796185 grams — a very small difference.
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Method 2
Method 2 of 3:Converting Without a Calculator
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1Multiply by 30. If you're stuck without a calculator, try this trick for converting ounces to grams in your head. Start by multiplying your ounces by 30.^{[7] X Research source } This is easy in your head — it's the same as multiplying by 3 and adding a 0.
 Let's use the method in this section to convert 8 ounces to grams again. 8 × 30 is the same as 8 × 3 (24), plus a 0 (240).

2Figure out 10% of your answer. To do this, you can just take the zero off. In other words, it's the same as your original number times three.
 In our example, 10% of 240 is 24 (we just took the 0 off).

3Subtract half of 10% from your original answer. With this strategy, you can get very close to the 28.35 conversion without even touching a calculator.
 Half of 24 is 12. 240  12 = 228 grams. This pretty close to our original answer (226.8 grams) — especially for not using a calculator.
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Method 3
Method 3 of 3:Using a Conversion Ratio
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1Write the value in ounces as a fraction over 1. This section uses fractions to show how the units in the problem relate to each other. Start by writing your number of ounces as the top part of a fraction (the numerator). Put "1" in the bottom part (the denominator) with no units.
 Let's say that we're doing a chemistry experiment and that, at the end of our reaction, we get 1.23 ounces of product. To start converting this to grams, we would write it like this:
 1.23 ounces/1
 Don't forget to label the ounces in the numerator. It's important for this kind of conversion.
 Let's say that we're doing a chemistry experiment and that, at the end of our reaction, we get 1.23 ounces of product. To start converting this to grams, we would write it like this:

2Multiply by (1 gram/0.035 ounces). This is the conversion ratio for grams and ounces. Basically, it's a fraction that shows how many ounces are in a gram. Ignore the units for now as you multiply. See our article on multiplying fractions if you need help.
 In our example, we would multiply like this:
 1.23 × 1 = 1.23
 1 × 0.035 = 0.035
 So our final fraction is 1.23/0.035
 In our example, we would multiply like this:

3Cancel the units and divide. Notice that "ounces" appears twice: once in the first fraction's numerator and again in the second fraction's denominator. If you're multiplying fractions and a unit appears once in both the top and bottom, you can remove it from the problem. The units you're left with (grams) are the units for your answer. Now just divide to solve.
 In our example problem, we can cancel out the two "ounces" because they appear once on the top and once on bottom. This leaves us with grams. To get our answer, we just divide 1.23/0.035 = 35.14 grams.

4For multiple conversions, arrange your ratios so the proper units cancel. One of the nice things about using conversion ratios is that they make it easy to make lots of conversions in a row. All you need to do is use the same process as above, arranging multiple ratios so that all the units cancel except for the ones you want for your answer. See below:
 Let's say that we forgot how to convert from ounces to grams, but we do know that there are 16 ounces in a pound, 2.2 pounds in a kilogram, and 1,000 grams in a kilogram. This is enough to get us our answer. We would arrange our ratios like this:
 1.23 ounces/1 × 1 pound/16 ounces × 1 kilogram/2.2 pounds × 1,000 grams/1 kilogram
 All the units cancel out except for grams, so these are the units for our answer. Now we just need to solve:
 = (1.23 × 1,000)/(16 × 2.2 ×) = 1,230/35.2 = 34.94 grams (almost the same as our original answer)
Advertisement  Let's say that we forgot how to convert from ounces to grams, but we do know that there are 16 ounces in a pound, 2.2 pounds in a kilogram, and 1,000 grams in a kilogram. This is enough to get us our answer. We would arrange our ratios like this:
Community Q&A

QuestionHow would I convert 450 grams of cream cheese and 120 grams of sugar to ounces?Community AnswerThere are 28.35 grams in an ounce. So just divide each number by 28.35. 450 grams is a little under 16 ounces, 120 grams is a little over 4 ounces.

QuestionI need to find the gram weight of a 14k gold pin. What is the approximate weight of this pin in grams if my postal scale says it weighs 3 oz and my kitchen scale says it weighs 4 oz?Community AnswerOne of your scales needs calibrating. The pin apparently weighs around 3.5 ounces, and one ounce equals 28.35 grams, so it weighs about 99.225 grams. Bring it to a jeweler to know its true weight.

QuestionHow in one equation, there is 28.35 grams in an ounce. Then 35 in another equation. How can I solve both of these?Community AnswerYou can't. An ounce is about 28 grams. A French ounce (not used nowadays) is about 30 grams.

QuestionHow many ounces are in 100 grams?DonaganTop AnswererBecause one gram is the equivalent of 0.035 ounce, 100 grams are equal to 3.5 ounces.

QuestionHow do I convert grams to tablespoons?DonaganTop AnswererYou can't. Grams are units of weight, while tablespoons are units of volume.

QuestionWhat is quarter of an ounce in grams?DonaganTop AnswererPerform the conversion just as the above article describes, except the number of ounces is 0.25.

QuestionIs there a simple way to convert 4 oz of margarine to grams?Community AnswerMultiply 4 by 28.35 = 113.4 grams.

QuestionHow do I convert ounces into kilograms?DonaganTop AnswererDivide the number of ounces by 35.274.

QuestionIf 8 ounces of ginger is the amount used for 30 bottles, how do I calculate the amount of ginger for 1 bottle?DonaganTop AnswererDivide 8 ounces by 30. That's 0.267 ounce per bottle. Multiply that by 28.35 to get 7.57 grams per bottle (roughly 7½ grams).
Tips
 To get from grams back to ounces, just divide by 28.35.^{[8] X Research source }Thanks!
 You can write "oz." as an abbreviation for "ounces." This comes from the Italian word "onzo."^{[9] X Research source }Thanks!
References
 ↑ http://www.metricconversions.org/weight/gramstoounces.htm
 ↑ https://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/ounce
 ↑ https://www.mathsisfun.com/imperialmetricconversion.html
 ↑ https://www.asknumbers.com/ouncestograms.aspx
 ↑ https://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/gram
 ↑ https://www.cliffsnotes.com/cliffsnotes/subjects/math/howmanygramsinanounce
 ↑ https://www.myrecipes.com/howto/metricconversioncharts
 ↑ https://www.rapidtables.com/convert/weight/gramtoounce.html
 ↑ https://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/oz
About This Article
To convert ounces to grams, start by writing the number of ounces, making sure to label it with “ounces” so you don’t get your amounts confused. Then, multiply this number by 28.35, which is the number of grams in 1 ounce, to get the same amount in grams. For example, to convert 2 ounces to grams, multiply 2 by 28.35, for an answer of 56.7 grams. To learn how to convert ounces to grams using a conversion ratio, read on!
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