**There are 16 ounces in a pound**

Imagine you have a big bag of candy, and you want to share it with your friend. The bag of candy is really heavy, so you ask your mom or dad to help you weigh it. They put it on a scale and tell you that it weighs one pound.

Now, if you want to give your friend some candy, you need to know how much you’re giving them. So you ask your mom or dad how many ounces are in a pound.

**They tell you that there are 16 ounces in a pound**. That means that if you have one pound of candy, you can divide it into 16 equal parts, and each part will weigh one ounce.

So, if you want to give your friend half a pound of candy, you need to divide the pound into two equal parts. Each part will weigh 8 ounces, which is half of 16