Help Converting Lbs to Stone!!

Just wondering can anyone help!

I went and bought a new scales which only reads lbs. weighed myself last Thursday and it was 239lbs (17.07)

Today I am 236.4 which is telling me I’m 16.9 which Is a 5lb loss

But when you minus 239 - 236.4 it’s 2.6.... what do I go by!!

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  • 4legsRbetterthan2
    4legsRbetterthan2 Posts: 19,506 MFP Moderator
    hummmm 17.07 - 16.9 = .17 stone = 2.38 lbs.

    did you make a subtraction error to get your 5 lbs?
  • ecjim
    ecjim Posts: 960 Member
    or this way - 1 stone = 14 lbs 17.07 x14 = 238.98 16.9 x14 = 239.6
    238.98 - 236.6 = 2.38 lbs 0.12 lbs difference = close enough
  • CM_73
    CM_73 Posts: 548 Member
    edited May 2020
    Don't forget that simply dividing by 14 doesn't give pounds after the decimal point. i.e 16.89 stone is 16 stone 12lbs. (16 stone & 0.89 X 14 = 12) You have to multiply the number after the decimal point by 14 to obtain the value in lbs.

    To be perfectly honest, much as us Brits are used to our stones, it's much easier just to work in pounds.
    I have a spreadsheet set up which carries out the conversion in my records but I don't actually take any notice of the stones and lbs any more!
  • podperson1
    podperson1 Posts: 180 Member
    239lbs is 17st 1lb and 236.4lbs is 16st 12.6lbs - so yes, a weight loss of 2.6lbs is correct.
    Don't forget there's 14lbs in a stone not 10 so need to convert again from the decimal point :)